State And Federal Employment Laws: Know Your Rights When You Work Across States

Career Alley

One of the biggest employment scuffles of our time is the introduction of AB5, a Californian law that hopes to stabilize the gig economy. The hope […]. Discover Career Opportunities Moving for a job

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8 Steps To Find The Right Federal Job

Tim's Strategy

One place people find they may want a job for, is a Federal job. Applying for Federal jobs is different in some ways than applying for non-Federal jobs. Below is a roadmap on how to find the right Federal job to apply for. Many Federal jobs are found on the website, On this site, the Federal government details, in each job posting, all the criteria they will use to select the candidates for a job.


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How Long Should a Federal Resume Be?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Federal resumes are meant to be used for applying to any Federal position within the United States of America. However, unlike a resume meant for the private market or sector, Federal resumes typically contain more information and can be upwards of three-pages long. Federal resumes are one of three documents which are accepted within an application to the Federal government. Along with a Federal resume, applicants can include the OF-612 and the SF-171.

“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s10 Suggestions for New Grads”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: In June, 2013, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a commencement address to Princeton University graduates. Take all available steps to increase and secure employment “rewards” and eliminate or reduce employment “risks.” Please Note : This Email Newsletter is not legal advice, but only an effort to provide generalized information about important topics related to employment and the law.

“How to File a Federal Lawsuit without an Attorney”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer because I was being bullied by my boss, along with being treated differently from other co-workers in my department on several levels. . I received from the EEOC a “Right to Sue Letter” a month and a half ago, and my time is running out to file my Federal discrimination lawsuit. Question: Hi, Alan.

5 Benefits of Working for the Federal Government

Career Realism

Now is a good time to work for the United States federal government as more than a quarter million people have been hired by the government over the last three years. USA Jobs, the primary portal for federal job seekers, is even launching a streamlined application service for college students and recent graduates called Pathways to better assist them with finding government work. By way of an answer, here are five benefits employees get for working in the federal government.

How To Get A Federal Government Job

Boomers Next Step

Should you be looking for a job, it’s worth remembering that the United States of America Federal government may be the nation’s largest employer. million workers, you can just imagine the breadth as well as width of the Federal staff. With 400 occupational agencies and more than 1.7 What’s more, the actual competitive pay and [.]. Careers Job News career interview jobs resume

Are You Prepared When You Land that Federal Interview?

Career Realism

QUESTIONS CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES CLIMBING THE LADDER CHOOSING A CAREER PATH INTERVIEWING JOB SEARCH TACTICS NETWORKING RESUME & COVER LETTER SCORING AN INTERNSHIP Home » CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES » INTERVIEWING » Are You Prepared When You Land that Federal Interview? Are You Prepared When You Land that Federal Interview? How confident are you at that point you could do what it takes to land that federal job?

The Unintended Consequences of Federal Unemployment in a COVID World.(Best Boss Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

was the fact that a lot of companies felt that the $600 per month federal unemployment benefit was preventing capable people from re-entering the workforce. Which ultimately harms employment for the sector of jobs in question.

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HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: Federal appeals court rules Defense of.


Federal appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. TOPIC: Federal appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Federal appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. appeals court in Boston became the first such court to strike down as unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling Thursday that it unfairly denies equal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Be our Friend.

handling the government shutdown: an open thread for federal employees and contractors

Ask a Manager

I’m hoping you would be willing to host an open thread for federal employees and federal contractors on handling the government shutdown. You may also like: can my employer install spyware on my personal computer I use for work? A reader writes: I’m a longtime lurker. No politics allowed of course. Mostly a place to share information and lessons learned from 2013 and instructions for this one.

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The Employer Brand of a Top Law Firm

Undercover Recruiter

We sit down with one of the biggest law firms in the world and learn how they take a federal approach to employer branding and even have an internal score for maturity! The Employer Brand of a Top Law Firm Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting Allen & Overy Employer Branding Employer Branding Podcast Law firm

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“How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?” “How How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?” Published on July 8th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have filed a claim of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). I am at a loss trying to determine what to look for in choosing a discrimination employment lawyer or law firm in my area that will put forth 100% in defending my rights.

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Can My Employer Change Me from Hourly to Salary?

Evil HR Lady

The federal government, of course, has exempted itself from portions of this law, but business owners must follow it. To keep reading, click here: Can My Employer Change Me from Hourly to Salary? The post Can My Employer Change Me from Hourly to Salary? I woke up this morning to three emails from people asking essentially the same question: Can my manager stop paying me overtime by declaring that I’m a salaried employee?

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Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?


If you work or live in the human resources and hiring manager space, you may be familiar with the drama regarding the pro-union employee posters that my friends at the National Labor Relations Board are mandating private employers post in the break rooms and employee areas. Back in 2009, I was the HR Director at OfficeMax and had to update my break room posters after the Federal minimum wage rate changed. Strictly entertainment so employers make it entertaining.

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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

He was registered with an employment agency that regularly placed him on coding projects with its customers– usually for three to six months at a time. The employment agency handled all of the details of his assignments, collected the fees from the customer, and then paid Thomas for the hours he worked. After his financial institution assignment was completed, Thomas asked his employment agency whether he was eligible for overtime pay for the extraordinary hours he had put in.

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Bilingual Ladies Are Highly Employable

Ms. Career Girl

Individuals fluent in English and Spanish are highly employable in governmental and nongovernmental service organizations. Federal regulations ensure that all federal programs from Unemployment Compensation to Driver’s License services must provide information in a variety of languages – including Spanish. Today’s post is by, J. Salvage. Approximately twelve percent of the US population speaks Spanish.

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the federal government is taking up overtime pay again

Ask a Manager

Department of Labor appears to be moving forward on an overtime rule that caught up millions of employees and their employers in some serious workplace drama last year. the federal government is taking up overtime pay again was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. The U.S.

Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Not only do employers gain dedicated and passionate employees, they often receive tax credits or breaks from the government, among other benefits. The statistics in recent years have improved, however only 16% of adults with a severe disability are employed, compared to the 63% employed without a disability. What can you do to make the case for disability employment?

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The Lowdown on Employer-Paid Student Loans

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Lowdown on Employer-Paid Student Loans appeared first on Ms. That’s right: There are employers out there who will pay some or all of your student loan debt as a benefit. Employers have various ways of helping their workers with educational expenses, and it’s always a good idea to ask directly about these benefits in the prehiring process so you can weigh your options carefully and accurately. Since 2008, the federal government has paid over $452.8

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Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Brush Up on Your Tax and Employment Laws. In addition to budgeting for expenses like salaries and benefit contributions, you’ll also need to budget for employment taxes. Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks. Additionally, your business will need to pay Federal Unemployment Tax out of its own funds. While you’re at it, take the time to meet with your lawyer to talk about employment law.

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Employment Trends Index Increased in December

Resume Bear

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December. “After posting a significant increase in December, following an upward revision in November, the Employment Trends Index is improving,” said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference Board. “However, if economic activity continues to expand slowly in the first half of 2013, it would be difficult for employers to maintain the current rate of job growth.”

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can we ask our roommate not to take a job, my boss says I can’t quit if she gets a federal loan, and more

Ask a Manager

Am I not allowed to quit if my employer receives the new Paycheck Protection Program loan? This is because the program is designed to help keep people employed; they don’t want employers laying people off and using most of the loan money for other things. The program ties loan forgiveness to employers continuing to employ people. They don’t care if someone quits; they care about the employer keeping their headcount up, which your boss can do by replacing you.).

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Test Your Employment-Negotiating IQ

Sklover Working Wisdom

Consider taking an unpaid leave of absence using the federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) law. The Best Answer : A “non-compete” agreement is a device that restricts you from working for a competitor for a period of time after you leave your employer. These agreements are becoming more and more common, and pose a risk to your employability and, for that reason, your career. We hope you passed our Employment Negotiating IQ Test!

2012 109

Job Matching + Employment Video =


Employment Videos Lend Qualified Candidates. The company can showcase their company benefits and fun atmosphere and even add their employer videos on both the company profile page and individual job postings. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.?. Hiring the Best Employees is Good for Bottom Line.

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Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You appeared first on Ms. We cry inside, strap ourselves in, and then spend an extra hour to fifteen hours a week in employment hell. Before you embark on the perilous journey of investing more time into your employer, here are a few aspects of wage law that you should know about. Babysitters (employed casually). Some computer professionals employed at least $27.63

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law? California employment law getting you down? Ari Rosenstein can help you out Federal and California Employment Laws: A Review. Employment Discrimination.

What Do Most Employers Look For In Job Applicants?

Resume Bear

As a job seeker, you need to know that employers look for a set of skills that stretch beyond your qualifications and experience. The highly competitive job market makes it necessary for you to enhance your employability and stay at the winning edge of the job seeking process to be able to land on your dream job. The post What Do Most Employers Look For In Job Applicants? College Graduates Employer Tips Hot Topics Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Why ResumeBear?

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Employer Hall of “Fame or Shame”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We are pleased to Announce a New Inductee into SkloverWorkingWisdom’s… Employer Hall of. Every now and then we read or hear of an outstanding example of an Employer acting in a positive, praise-worthy manner, or, sometimes, in a punitive, shame-worthy manner. We hope more employers act as you do!! Employer Hall of "Fame or Shame Fame or Shame”. North Shore / LIJ Health System.

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What to Know When Suing Your Employer

The Corporate Con/noisseur

What to Know When Suing Your Employer. Though it may be difficult to decide to sue a former employer, sometimes you may be forced to due to egregious negligence or as a possible form of recourse for yourself. Filing a lawsuit or seeking legal assistance against an employer is a complicated process. When Is A Lawsuit Against Your Employer Appropriate? Lawsuits against your employer should be saved and only utilized for the most egregious acts.

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“What if my former employer ignores my filed discrimination complaints?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My employer offered me a severance package of two weeks per year, totaling 15 weeks. I sent my employer a letter via email and certified mail, return receipt requesting 52 weeks of severance based on well-documented race/age discrimination and retaliation. I also filed a three-count complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Have you ever heard of an employer never responding, and what should I be prepared for?

Love Halloween? Business Opportunities and Self-Employed Side-Career Ideas

Career Key

If you love Halloween – I mean, really LOVE it – you mightconsider a self-employed side business centered around the holiday. Self-employment SEK Holiday Cheer Business TipsAccording to Value Village (a popularHalloween destination retailer), the average family of four will spend $300 tocelebrate the holiday. To learnmore about Halloween economics, both in the U.S.

2011 133

US Bill Would Make Employer Requests for Facebook Access Illegal


The American public went gaga in March of this year after the media reported a growing trend by employers who are requesting Facebook password and user ID access during their hiring and interview process. These requests for special access to social networks not only are an invasion of privacy for the potential employee but leave the employer vulnerable as they now have access to protected information as per Title VII. Protecting Employee Facebook & Social Network Privacy.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Recent employment practices show your interview starts long before you arrive; it starts online with your social media accounts. As a result, one recent employment practice has drawn attention. Specifically, some employers are requesting applicants to provide access to their social media accounts as a condition of employment. According to the same MSNBC article, federal laws to prohibit social media password requests by perspective employers have even been suggested.

Why Employers Don’t Hire Veterans


This has raised the question, “Is that the employer’s responsibility, or the responsibility of the applicant to do this research?” If businesses want to tap into the overlooked and under-employed veteran market, they should conduct some research and know which veterans to target. That’s a simple fix – ask for his or her discharge paperwork ( DD-214 federal service or NGB-22 National Guard Service) and get educated on how to read it here.

“During an EEOC investigation, can my employer interrogate me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is my question: I filed a claim of age discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer. My employer has been notified, and now Human Resources wants to interview me about the EEOC Complaint I filed. Isn’t the employer supposed to rely on the EEOC to do the investigating? Can I refuse to participate in the interview with HR, and ask my employer to contact the EEOC instead?

2014 116

An Employer’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Guide


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program.

“How can I stop interference with my employment?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My current employer just received a scathing email from a former client of mine absolutely bashing my reputation terribly. Answer: Dear Michael: Without a doubt, you have a right to protect yourself from what seems to be defamation and interference with your employment/business relations. In a letter sent by Federal Express, or Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, you should insist that a retraction of the false statements be sent to your employer.

2011 116

Who Will Be Affected by the FTC Changes? Everyone.

The Job Quest

Federal Trade Commission to store files on Facebook users’ posts. All Facebook’s post included an explanation from Social Intelligence, which said, in part: “As per our policies and obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the only information we collect on job applicants is employer defined criteria that is legally allowable in the hiring process.

2011 147

Top 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration


The program is designed for small to mid-sized employers, executives who wear multiple hats (including “personnel”) or the beginning HR professional. When you factor in required FMLA administrative requirements, that’s a huge burden for employers. The 90-minute class will cover federal and California law that controls protected job leave, as well as how to engage in best and legally compliant leave practices.

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“Can employers require medical information from job applicants?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I work as an Employment Specialist in Ohio coaching a wide range of job seekers on their job search strategies. More and more people are asking me about being asked by prospective employers to provide them with a release to obtain medical histories and files on the actual job application. With very few exceptions, employers can legally require employees to disclose prior medical histories and other medical information. Code, Labor & Employment, Section 3-701).

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“If the EEOC is investigating a discrimination claim, can the employer question the employee at the same time?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or “EEOC”) alleging age discrimination against her employer. The employer was notified of the employee’s EEOC claim and the EEOC investigation has begun. . Here are my questions: First, can the employer contact the employee directly and ask to discuss the claim over the phone during the investigation? Isn’t the employer supposed to reply to the EEOC about the claim, and not be allowed to contact the employee directly? .

“How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am presently out on an approved federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave of absence for the permitted 12 weeks. As to you, your employer and your FMLA legal rights, I strongly suggest you file a FMLA Complaint about how you have been treated with the federal agency that is there to help taxpayers like you on matters of FMLA: the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. First, it will surely get the attention of your employer.

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