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Workplace retaliation claims on the rise

You may have the perfect job, but the worst possible co-workers or supervisors. If your employer does something that infringes upon your rights, you have the ability to file a complaint to get the offending behavior to stop. In many circumstances, this will put an end to the behaviors that are causing you to experience so much stress. However, in some cases, this will only be the start of the problems that you may have to face.

What to do if you are being sexually harassed in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not something that should ever be tolerated. With cases like the alleged harassment of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson by CEO Roger Ailes receiving regular news coverage and seemingly endless speculation, it is important to review what constitutes workplace sexual harassment and what to do if you feel you have been harassed.

Female doctors -- and women in every profession -- still experience sexual harassment on the job

Doctors have to put up with a lot, everything from long hours to stressful work to piles of student-loan debt. You wouldn't think that they'd have to deal with sexual harassment, too.

How to Be a Good Boss

Good bosses get more from their employees than bad bosses do. In this infographic, discover some tips on how to avoid being one of the bad ones.

Inside the Courtroom

Going to court is no laughing matter. But this infographic from Livesay & Meyers balances the seriousness of court with humor as it lays out the blueprint of a courtroom followed by some funny stories about actual things said in court.

The National Employment Lawyers Association Applauds the Introduction of the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013 (CJTFA). One of the National Employment Lawyers Association's (NELA's) top legislative priorities, the CJTFA, previously titled the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act (CRTRA) in prior Congresses, would end unfair taxation of settlements or awards received by individuals in employment cases brought under civil rights and worker protection laws. The bill numbers are H.R. 2509 and S. 1224.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Embolden Companies to Flout Workplace Laws

(San Francisco, CA) - Terisa E. Chaw, Executive Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), issued the following statement on today's 5-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant (Case No. 12-133) eliminating the ability of small businesses to join together to vindicate their statutory rights under antitrust laws in arbitration:

Workplace Romances: A Potential Nightmare for Employers

Dating among coworkers is almost inevitable. If coworkers engage in romantic relationships at work and they maintain professional conduct in the workspace, there are typically no issues. However, we all know that relationships do not always work out that way. Depending on how they play out, office romances can lead to a host of problems for employees and employers alike.

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