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Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims Spike, Attorney Explains

While high-profile sexual harassment complaints in New York City and Hollywood get most of the #MeToo headlines, they have sparked an increase in reports across the country. How prevalent is workplace sexual harassment? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently reported the number of sexual harassment charges filed with the agency climbed 12 percent in...

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50 Years Later, Women Still Not Paid The Same As Men

More than 50 years ago, legislatures passed a law requiring all employers nationwide to pay their workers based solely on their merit. Employers were no longer allowed to pay employees differently based on their gender or race. Yet even now, half a century later, that law has somehow not taken effect in many workplaces.   The Equal Pay...

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What Full-Time Employees Should Know About Exempt and Non-Exempt Employment Status

There is sometimes confusion between the different rights for different types of employment. What constitutes working hours? When exactly does an employer need to compensate a non-exempt employee? We hope to clarify these and other questions. The difference between exempt and non-exempt employees There are two basic types of employment in this country: exempt and...

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Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Recent reports have shed light on a problem many people have been facing for generations: adhere to the societal norms or risk losing your job. Despite the overall rise in LGBT acceptance, trans people still face discrimination in the workplace. They are presented with an impossible choice. Act like the gender to which they were...

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Tired Truck Driving a Danger on West Virginia Roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have been monitoring truck driver fatigue and the role it plays in accidents for a long time. In 2007, a report published by both agencies found that fatigue was a “critical factor” in 13 percent of all accident which involved...

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Can your employer ask about your pay history?

You’re in a job interview and get this question: How much money did your previous employer pay you? While it may be easy to answer, it may be difficult to negotiate the salary you think you deserve after you reveal the number. Your new employer has leverage to lock you into a salary lower than...

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When Employees are Bullied by their Bosses

In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement that has swept the country, employees, both female and male, should be aware of their rights on the job. And while most workers understand they have a right to a safe workplace, regular hours, paid lunch and paid overtime, many workers have no idea how to handle a...

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Am I Safe to Report When My Company Is Corrupt?

It is hardly a secret that businesses are not always entirely honest about what they are doing and how they are doing it. Sometimes, this is a matter of proprietary systems, but too often, it is a sign of corruption within the company. When something that may be unethical crosses a desk, it puts an...

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Wage Theft Hurting West Virginia Workers

The arrangement between employers and employees should be fundamentally simple. You provide a share of your time and energy to work for them, and the employer compensates you fairly for it. However, even by this most basic concept of employment, many employers don’t play fair. When they don’t, they are guilty of wage theft, and...

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