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Most workers in the United States are at-will employees, which means your employer can fire you at any time and for nearly any reason. Similarly, you are also free to quit your job at any time and for any reason. But there are still some protocols you should follow.
So much in life is about timing. Getting workers’ compensation and keeping the payments coming is no different. The timing of your claim could make or break your case. And the last thing you need when recovering from a work-related injury is having to tackle the workers’ comp maze without help.
Have you been called to military active duty? Are you wondering what will happen with your current civilian job? There are laws that grant you certain employment rights. Some laws entitled you to pay for a certain number of days you’re missing from your job. Other laws protect your right to be reemployed when your military service is finished.
The Lawyers.com employment law forums should be one of your first stops if you’re grappling with a job-related legal problem or issue. Covering topics including discrimination, labor unions, workers’ comp and sexual harassment, these forums are the place to ask questions and get answers before you hire an employment lawyer.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act sets standards for employees’ pay, including minimum wage. It also requires employers to pay overtime to some—but not all—employees who work more than 40 hours a week. Whether you’re entitled to overtime depends on whether you’re an exempt or nonexempt employee.