The Top 8 Ways Plumbers Get Screwed At Work

Plumbers, pay attention! Many plumbers are not aware that they have rights! One or more of the situations below may apply to you. If so, there is a good chance that there is something you can do about it! Otherwise, there may be something getting screwed other than your pipe fittings. You Aren’t Getting Paid

What To Do (and Not Do) When You Land The Job

When you do land that sweet new job, chances are you’ll be asked to sign one form of agreement or another:

  • Offer Letter;
  • Pay plan/Commission Structure;
  • Employment Agreement;

How to Find an Awesome New Job in This Day & Age

If you find yourself looking for a job – especially in a time when there are few jobs to be had – and aren’t having much luck, here are a few tips. Do Your Research. Learn everything you can about the company you are applying for. Unless you want your resumé to be just one

What You Can Do If Your Boss Won’t Give You Your Final Paycheck

You might not believe it, but some employers think they can hold your last paycheck hostage, or not pay it at all. They have no legal right to do that, and there is something you can do about it. In most states, your employer must pay you by your next regular payday. If your employer

Non-compete

If you have received a “cease and desist” or other scary lawyer letter saying that your former employer believes you to be in violation of a non-compete, non-solicitation, and/or nondisclosure/confidentiality agreement, you are not alone. Sometimes lawyers will even go so far as to send these letters to your new employer, either outright accusing you

What To Do If Your Boss Tries To Pay You “Under The Table”

Sometimes employers offer to pay their workers cash, without a paystub. Some call this paying you “under the table.”  Sometimes it is to avoid taxes. Sometimes it is for other reasons. Chances are that if your boss is paying you, or offering to pay you,under the table, he or she is probably presenting it as

Are You Owed Overtime? Many Workers Don’t Even Know They’ve Been Underpaid

It may feel like a perfectly normal workday. You get in at 8:30. You take a half hour for lunch. Then you clock out for the day at 5:30 or 6:00. Could be worse, right? And if you’re a salaried employee, who’s counting how many hours you’re working anyway? The job’s got to get done,

Wrongful Termination: What It Isn’t

In most states, “Wrongful Termination” is about as illegal as “Wrongful Romantic Breakup” – meaning: it isn’t. When you’ve been dating someone or fallen head over heels, you may not want that other person to break up with you….  but it doesn’t mean that it’s illegal for them to break up with you. Many employees

5 Common Illegal Wage Practices and What to do About Them

Far too many employers will do whatever they can to try to save a buck or two.  Even more just don’t take the time to know how to follow the wage laws. Unfortunately, these practices often come at the expense of the wages you, as the employee, earned, and should have been paid.  The laws

8 Workplace Rights That Security Guards Should Know They Have

Do you work as a security guard, or do you have a family member or friend who does? Many people working in this field don’t know some of the rights that they have in the workplace, and some of their employers don’t know either. In this article, we highlight eight of these workplace rights that you (or they) may not even know