May 2017 Archives

Hostile work environment on wheels

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated charges of a hostile work environment made by female trucker Robin Anderson against CRST International Inc. Anderson had been paired with co-worker Eric Vegtel in December 2012 to January of 2013 as a two-driver team.

Do I have a right to receive overtime pay under the federal law?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exists to protect workers from unpaid wages, overtime pay violations and more. However, not all workers can receive protection under the FLSA, so it's important that you educate yourself on the limitations of this law before you start working for any potential employer.

How the OSH Act protects you as a whistleblower

As an employee in Missouri, you may find it necessary to “blow the whistle” on your employer and notify the proper authorities about safety or health-related wrongdoings in your place of business. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 protects you not only in your right to blow the whistle, but also to do so without having to fear retaliation at your place of employment because of your actions. The Hollingshead & Dudley Trial Lawyers have considerable experience representing clients who experience workplace retaliation after alerting authorities about unsafe, unhealthy or unethical business practices, and we have a firm understanding of what goes into building a retaliation case.

Tips for young women to speak out against sexual harassment

As a victim of sexual harassment, it seems obvious to you that you experienced sexual harassment. A co-worker touched you inappropriately, repeatedly told you dirty jokes or offered a promotion in exchange for sex, for example. Most reasonable people would be able to plainly see how any of these incidents were sexual harassment.

What workers should know about their wages

As an employee in Missiouri, it is critical that you understand your rights and information regarding the amount you are paid for your time and efforts. Federal and state laws are in place to protect the rights of people who are employed in the state. Not all employers are required to follow certain parts of the statutes, however, making it crucial that people know what the laws are and how they pertain to their employment.

Will I get final wages if I am fired?

If you are facing termination at your employment in Missouri, you will likely have many questions. One of the most important may be what will happen concerning your final pay. The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has the answer to this question and many more you may face.

Understanding sexual harassment at work

There may be times in your career when you experience sexual harassment from a co-worker. In these situations, it can be challenging to know what kind of action you should take. At Hollingshead and Dudley, we understand that it is important for you to know the options which are open to you.

With discrimination claims and fired leaders, Fox News in hot seat

Did Fox News break securities law when it paid out settlements to alleged sexual harassment victims but labeled it as "salary and compensation"? It seems that is at least one topic of the ongoing federal investigation into the controversial news giant.

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