In honor of my daughter landing her first internship, I
thought I'd go through once again an issue that comes up every summer. Many
internships that are unpaid are exploiting young people for free labor instead
of providing a meaningful learning...
School's out for summer! Or it will be soon, and many
teens will start summer jobs or even their very first real job. Yet schools do
little, if anything, to prepare teens for the realities of the workplace. I'm
always shocked when I encounter...
It's time for me to host the ever-enlightening Employment
Law Blog Carnival, that wonderful monthly collection of the best employment and
HR blogs in the blogosphere. Because I hosted this time last year, I'm not
doing yet another tribute to...
Whether you work in the copy room or in a corner office,
you may have been presented with something called a Non-Competition Agreement.
Or maybe it was called something sneakier, like a Confidentiality Agreement or
Intellectual Property Agreement....
So you're called into the back room. It's a tiny one with no windows and only one door. In the room is someone who identifies himself as being from Loss Prevention. He seems so nice. He tells you he's there to help you save your job. If you...
Remember last year's viral campaign ad? The one that
said, " Wake
the f*#k up ?" America woke up, sort of, and then went right back to
sleep. So I'm telling everyone who is an employee, and everyone who depends on
an employee for...
The Florida Retail Federation hopes the third time's the
charm in trying to make wage theft legal. They tried
two other times to strike down the wage
theft ordinances that are popping
up around the state to curtail unscrupulous employers who pocket...