On June 30, 2016, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a historic change in policy for the U.S. military. Going forward, there will no longer be a ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the armed forces. The end of the ban now places gender identity on...read more
I was fired so I cannot get unemployment benefits. This is a common misconception I often hear from clients. It is too bad because many of these workers may be unwittingly failing to claim thousands of dollars of unemployment compensation. Certainly layoffs are the...read more
Your employer has just fired you in one breath and in the next offers you free outplacement services to find a new job. Employers often pay for outplacement services because fired employees who find a new job quickly are less likely to sue for wrongful termination....read more
On the world scene, peace talks are usually considered a better way to attempt resolution of disputes than armed conflict. Similarly in the workplace, mediation may be a better way to resolve workplace disputes than fighting it out in court. Mediation is non‑binding,...read more
Losing a job is tough enough without worrying about the final paycheck or, even worse, unpaid wages. Legislators across the country seem to agree; almost every state has laws on final pay. In California, for example, it must be paid on the date of termination if the...read more
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