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Laying off versus firing

There are two ways that your employer can terminate your employment relationship: firing and laying off. The end result is the same, i.e., you lose your job. What is different is the rationale behind each. U.S. News and World Report explains what the difference is...

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What is the FMLA?

When medical emergencies and family issues arise, everything else in your life often takes the back burner. You are right to prioritize your health and your loved ones over your work responsibilities, but the last thing you want to worry about is losing your job as a...

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What is pretext?

As an employee, you have some valuable employment rights under both federal and state law. According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, one of these is the right to be free from discrimination at work due to your sex, race, national origin, color, religion,...

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