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Did You Know That:
- In Alaska, school bus drivers must be paid at least TWICE the minimum wage?
- In Montana, the “At-Will” Employment doctrine has been completely eliminated?
- In Wyoming, you cannot be discriminated against because of off-the-job use of tobacco?
- In Arizona, you cannot be discriminated against because of your religious or political beliefs?
- In Michigan, you cannot be discriminated against because of your height or weight?
- In Florida, the Minimum Wage is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula?
- In Minnesota, you do not begin to earn overtime pay until after 48 hours in a week?
- In Rhode Island, time and one-half premium pay is required for working on Sundays and holidays?
- In New Mexico, wage deductions are not allowed to be made for breaks that are less than 30 minutes?
Our Labor and Employment attorneys know this and MORE! See below the map for additional information about your employment rights!
Have You Suffered From Illegal Discrimination?
If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you may file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
All laws enforced by EEOC, (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), except the Equal Pay Act (EPA), require filing a charge with the EEOC before a private lawsuit may be filed in court. Once the EEOC grants you a Notice of Right-to-Sue, your lawsuit can begin. Beside the Federal laws, each State has additional categories of people who legally cannot be discriminated against. You will find them on this website on the State page for where you work. Let our experienced Labor and Employment attorneys help guide you through this complicated process!
The first thing to know is you must act FAST! Contact us as soon as possible to find a Labor and Employment lawyer! According to Federal law, you only have 180 calendar days to file a lawsuit. from the day the discrimination took place. (Holidays and weekends are included in the calculation, although if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, you will have until the next business day.) There are some exceptions according to which State you work in that can raise the deadline to as much as 365 days, but you need to know the specific deadline rules for the State your employer is in. They are all in this website!
In every State, there are also additional categories of people that employers may not discriminate against. Examples of State protected classes include: disabled persons use of guide, hearing or service dog, military status, lie detector test, domestic violence victim status, etc. These are just a few examples. You can find the exact rules for each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia on this website! Just click on the state!
Is Your Employer Breaking State Work Rules
and Costing You and Your Coworkers Time and Money?
Many employers blatantly break State Work Rules because they (a) think their employees are ignorant of the facts and (b) want to save money for themselves. On this website, you can find out everything about the State Work Rules in the State you work in. If your employer is violating some of them, you have legal recourse!
Examples of State Work Rules include:
Equal Pay for Equal Work Between Women and Men. It doesn’t have to be the same exact job title to make it discrimination. It can also mean work requiring equal skills, effort and responsibility, under similar working conditions. Find out the specifics on this website for the State you work in!
Find ALL the State Rules on the Different Minimum Wages, including exceptions and additions for each State. Here are the types of Minimum Wage rules: State Minimum Wage; Tipped Minimum Wage (including State specific rules about the need for your employer to make sure you earn the State minimum wage each hour and make it up to you if you don’t earn enough tips); Under 20 Minimum Wage; Student Minimum Wage; and Minimum Overtime Wage, including WHEN you should start receiving overtime pay. Is it after 8 hours of work in a single day? Is it after 40 hours of work in a single week? Find out on our website NOW!
Meal and Rest Breaks. Does your State have laws requiring your employer to give you meal and rest breaks? Do you know what they are? Huge Class Action lawsuits over this and other broken Work Rules have won millions for employees! Employees of smaller employers have also been properly compensated. But you need to know what the rules are for the State you’re employed in. And you need a lawyer who is knowledgeable about Labor and Employment law to help you! Get both on this website!
Final Paychecks. A lot of time employers aren’t fair with people when it comes to giving them their final paycheck when they are let go or when they resign. Employers think they can make their own rules and some are outrageous. We know of a New York employer who said he would give the final paycheck six months after the employee resigned! That is against the law! But how do employees begin to know what the law is for the State they work in? Read it here on this website now by clicking on the State you work in!
Accrued Vacation Payouts at Separation from Employment. Here is another area where employers often do not follow State policy (or even the policy in their own Employment Handbooks). If you leave and are owed considerable vacation time and your employer won’t pay it, you can be out a lot of money. Find out what the law is for the State you work in now, once and for all!
Paid/Unpaid Sick Time: There are a few States and some Cities that have laws regarding an employer’s duty to provide either paid or unpaid sick time to their employees. Find out on this website what you are legally entitled to!
Discrimination and broken State Work Rules happen all too often. If it’s happening to YOU, fight it! If it’s happening to your coworkers also, they can fight along with you! Look at the page on this website for the State you are employed in and check whether your rights have been or are being violated, and if they are, CONTACT US NOW to find a Labor and Employment lawyer to fight for your rights!