Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media


Employees reached out to Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 last spring for support – but the fear of captive-audience meetings, harassment and other actions by the employer left many at the plant wary of how to press forward without management sidelining their efforts. Michael is currently employed as a labor relations strategist for a fortune 100 company based in Florida. Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day.

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“Can I be fired for having a sick child?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on May 30th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been with my employer, a not-for-profit agency, since November, 2005. Because of the way my employer’s insurance works, my employer suffered financial setbacks because of this. What are my options for proceeding with a lawsuit against my former employer? I know of no law in any state that prohibits “discrimination” against a parent for having a sick child. Employment Info and Insight B.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: I am currently employed by a Fortune 100 company and considering resigning to take on a career development opportunity at another company in the same area. The Short Answer is “My new employer asked me to wait.” The best response is “My new employer asked me to wait to tell people about my new job until I start it.” Jacksonville, Florida. The Short Answer is “We offer that.”

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Understanding Employment Discrimination Basics | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

You need to consult an employment lawyer to get the answers to these questions. Which laws prohibit discrimination? Almost all of these laws protect employees working for federal or local governmental agencies, private employers, labor organizations, and such others. Your Naples employment lawyer can be the best judge of assessing whether a job-related decision of your employer is unlawful.

feeling guilty about leaving law-breaking boss, asking for a far-off raise, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss is breaking laws and promises but I feel guilty about leaving. I’m also afraid that potential employers would see that I quit after 4 months and think I’m a flake. Any one of these complaints — breaking the law by paying you as an independent contractor when you meet the legal test for an employee, paying less than the rate you agreed to, paying you less than minimum wage, and/or dismissing harassment concerns — would be reason to leave on its own.

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