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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
You May Have to Pass a Drug Test to Get Unemployment

Some 85,000 people in Arkansas who collect unemployment might soon have to pee in a cup. A bill that would require recipients of unemployment benefits to sign up for random drug testing has passed the state Senate, just one out of a number of similar measures being considered by states nationwide. At least seven states have passed laws on drug testing for people who receive public assistance, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and another 29 have proposed similar bills this …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Getting Paid in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast; it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. If you’re having financial or compensation issues in the wake of the superstorm, you are not alone. Lots of other people are worried about getting paid.   Exempt or Not? Everything turns on whether you are an “exempt” or “non-exempt” employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You should have signed a form when you were hired that indicated …

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