By law your signature on a performance review or on a disciplinary document only indicates that you were given the document. It does not mean that you agree with the contents. By not signing, you indicate your displeasure with the contents of the document but nothing else. In many organizations, people who refuse to sign […]
The first thing you need to do is be honest with yourself. Did you make a mistake? Did you do something that was against the rules? Has your performance slipped? Do you and your supervisor have a personality conflict? It is important that you honestly assess what your actions were that caused you to be […]
The answer to this question depends on state law. Some states will allow a past employer to say anything as long as the employer honestly believes that what it is saying is true. The majority of states limit the information allowed to be given out about a previous employee to the date hired, date separated, […]
It is accurate to say that at one time or another every employee is unhappy or annoyed with what goes on at work. These problems can come from the owners, managers, supervisors, co-workers, the amount of work to be done, or any irritant. Even the building where the work is done may cause problems. The […]
Poor representation from a union is now becoming a very common complaint. On one side, there are union representatives who have built a good working relationship with an employer, a relationship that has helped the union get more benefits or extra incentives. On the other side, there is a lone employee with a grievance against […]
Employment law, like every other field of law-is evolving every day. The federal and state legislators pass new laws or amendments on existing laws. The agencies that have been tasked to enforce these laws issue directives that explain how the laws should be interpreted. The federal and state courts also interpret these same laws. Those […]
What do I do when a client refuses to follow its part of the agreement such as paying my bills after the work has been completed?
Because you are not an employee, most of the employment laws discussed in this book will not apply to you. If your client will not adhere to a written contract that he or she has signed, you may ultimately need to sue the client in a local civil court on the issue of breach of […]