Archive for May, 2011

The Importance of “Counting to Ten” in Employment Disputes

Image by bartmaguire via Flickr There are many, many different factual and legal issues that arise in employment disputes. However, there are a few fundamental, core issues that underlie nearly all employment disputes and lawsuits. The biggest cause of employment lawsuits I see is poor communication– most commonly, a worker letting anger or knee-jerk reactions […]

Wage Issues? Tip #10: Avoid Signing Documents You Disagree With

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #10 is this: Don’t Sign Documents the Employer Presents That You Disagree With, or Believe to Be False. If you have unpaid wages, and an employer approaches you with a document to sign relating to the unpaid wages, […]

Wage Issues? Tip #9: Don’t Drop the A- (Attorney-) Bomb

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages.Tip #9 is this: Don’t Drop the A- (Attorney-) Bomb—that is, don’t tell the employer you have an attorney unless you really have an attorney and that attorney tells you to tell the employer you have an attorney. Okay, that […]

Wage Issues? Tip #8: Being Paid on Salary Basis Does Not (By Itself) Exclude You From Overtime Pay

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #8 is this: Being Paid on Salary Basis Does Not (By Itself) Exclude You From Overtime Pay. There is a common myth among workers that if a worker is paid on a salaried basis, then the worker is […]

Wage Issues? Tip #7: Use a Date Calculator to Help With Calculations of Deadlines and/or Unpaid Wages

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #7 is this: use a date calculator to help with calculations of deadlines and/or unpaid wages. For years, I have used a website date calculator, like this one, to help me calculate legal deadlines (statutes of limitations) and/or […]