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Monthly Archives: October 2023

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Watch for These Documents That Your Employer May Make You Sign

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

When companies ask you to sign an employment agreement, that employment agreement may have a number of provisions that go beyond just your employment with the company. You may see a number of provisions, covenants, terms, and paragraphs, that seemingly address important things. Here is a short rundown of some of the more common… Read More »

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Wrongful Termination, Discrimination and Harassment: What Are the Damages?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Discrimination harassment, hostile work environment or retaliation: We’ve often talked about how to spot when these types of employment discrimination are happening, and about what your employer can, and cannot legally do. But what about damages? If you are the target of discrimination, wrongful firing or retaliatory action at work, and your employer is… Read More »

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The Equal Pay Act’s “Factor Other Than Sex” Exception: What Does it Mean?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The Federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) says that women must be paid the same amount as men assuming they do the same or similar work. There are a few exceptions to this, allowing employers to pay women differently (less than) men. Those exceptions include differences in pay based on any seniority, merit, quality of… Read More »

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Pregnant Workers are About to get More Protections

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Although it has been illegal to discriminate against pregnant workers in the workplace for some time now, a new, broader law, providing more protections for pregnant employees was recently passed by congress. It’s called the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), and it now requires that employers provide accommodations for employees who are pregnant or… Read More »

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Were You Fired or Did You Quit Your Job? They May be the Same Thing

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If there are problems in the workplace, it is no secret that most employers would prefer that you resign or quit, instead of having to fire you. If you resign or quit, there is the impression that it is a voluntary act; you could not have been discriminated against or harassed, because you were… Read More »

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