We've all been there. You've gone through the interview process and been extended an offer of employment. You go through a stack of paperwork with the HR representative, signing your signature on or placing your initials on page after page.
Huey Lewis and the News had a hit in 1982 with Working' for a Livin'. The chorus included the phrase "I'm taking what they're giving 'cause I'm workin' for a livin'."
Over one-third of the workers at Yahoo have left of their own accord or involuntarily in the last year. The chief executive has come under fire for the poor financial performance of the company, with some calling for a restructuring of the company or the sale of the Internet business.
One of the basic rights afforded to Americans by the First Amendment is the right to practice any religion. There are both state and federal laws in place that ban religious discrimination, including in the workplace.
So, you have lost your job because of a layoff -- what now? Although you have probably taken action to obtain unemployment benefits, you may not realize that your health insurance is also about to expire. You can protect yourself and your family by utilizing the COBRA continuation of benefits insurance program, which allows for the continuation of health care benefits even after you leave a company. COBRA is available for those who have been fired or who have chosen to quit their jobs, as well. Employees who do not qualify include those who have been fired because of gross misconduct such as gender discrimination and other types of workplace discrimination.
Did you know that you could be eligible for unemployment benefits, no matter your reason for losing your Michigan job? All too many residents are denied unemployment benefits because they are fired or forced to resign. If you have lost your job for any reason other than misconduct, you may be eligible for these benefits. This may even be true for some Michigan residents who have traditionally been classified as independent contractors, according to recent case law.
The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees of certain employers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for specific medical and family reasons. This act does not apply to all employees, but does apply to: