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Some religious organizations are up in arms over a federal law requiring them to provide preventive contraceptive services they don’t agree with in their employee health plans. Obamacare requires employer health plans to cover preventive contraception services with no cost-sharing for employees. But some religious organizations claim it violates their religious freedoms.
Company mergers happen all the time. Regardless of the reason, the new company is usually in a better position after a merger. Because merger-related layoffs are common, that’s often not the case for many of the combined company’s employees. But there are some steps you can take to protect your job if a merger is in your future.
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has caused a stir by his refusal to release to the public any of his tax returns prior to 2010. While it’s tradition for candidates to disclose their personal finances to voters, there’s nothing in the law that requires it. Could you be forced to share your tax documents with your employer?
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 government protects citizens against workplace discrimination over certain characteristics that are beyond their control. But under federal discrimination law, smokers are not a “protected class.” Some state laws, however, prohibit employers from discriminating against smokers.