Labor and Employment

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...

Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law and became effective as of April 2nd, 2020. Since employment laws can sometimes be complicated, it’s important to understand how the new act affects your rights as an employee...