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Category Archives: Family Medical Leave

Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

The Difference is Important to Your Paycheck Businesses across numerous industries use independent contractors to fill crucial roles in their workforce.  Construction, trucking, nursing, and IT are just a few of the industry sectors that commonly hire independent contractors. Companies chose the independent contractor relationship in large part to avoid the costs associated with hiring […]

How Legal Gay Marriage Changes the Employment Relationship

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples have the right to enter into a legal marriage.  The Court determined that, by banning such marriages, States were violating the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution (the Equal Protection clause) and thus, struck down those bans on same-sex marriage. Obviously, this decision has […]

How Does the Mediation Process Work in a Wrongful Discharge Case?

This is Step 4 in my series explaining the Steps Involved in a Wrongful Discharge Case.  This post explains how the mediation process works.  In employment cases, the opportunity to mediate may arise early in the administrative process or after a law suit has already been filed. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution […]


Continuing my series explaining the steps involved with filing a wrongful discharge case, today’s post presents a broad overview of the process of filing administrative charges. STEP 3:  FILING CHARGES WITH THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ENFORCE EMPLOYMENT LAWS. So called wrongful discharge cases arise under State law, Federal law or both.  Depending upon the nature […]

What are the steps when pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case?

Today I will begin a series of Blog Posts intended to explain the process of pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case against a former employer.  My hope is to explain the process using plain language. My purpose is to help prospective clients decide whether this is a course of action they want to pursue. STEP 1: […]

Can My Employer Fire Me While I’m on Pregnancy Leave?

It seems like common sense that an employer should not be able to terminate an employee who misses work due to pregnancy.  Unfortunately, common sense does not always find its way into the law.  And, even in cases where the law does provide protection, employers don’t always follow the law.   So, if you are pregnant […]


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