Labor and Employment

By: Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama. Various federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant due to pregnancy, childbirth, or any complications relating to pregnancy or childbirth. In addition to providing protections from discrimination, federal laws also require employers to provide accommodations for...

By: Jeremy Schatz, Managing Attorney, Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama. If you want to pursue a claim of discrimination against your employer under Title VII (race, color, religion, national origin, and sex), the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act,(ADEA), or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),...

Frequently Asked Question about Workplace Discrimination. By: Jeremy Schatz, Managing Attorney, Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama.         Is it discrimination when…. I was disciplined for doing something that another employee did without any consequences?   This question is a common example of potential discrimination. If the other employee is similarly...

By Geoff Williams, Contributor Original Article: https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/how-to-apply-for-partial-unemployment-benefits      EVERYONE KNOWS THAT IF you lose your full-time job, you can get unemployment benefits. But if you lose a part-time job or if your full-time position becomes part time, did you know that you can get partial unemployment benefits?   If you didn't...

Damages Available for a Violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act(FLSA)1 By: Jeremy Schatz, Managing Attorney, Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama.            When an employer wrongfully withholds wages or overtime or calculates them incorrectly and causes your payment to be incorrect, it can cause not only stress...