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Employment at Will

Whistleblower Statutory Protections Are Frequently Narrowly Interpreted By Courts

Brad Reid | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Whistleblower statutes typically contain anti-retaliation provisions that limit an employer's ability to fire under the employment-at-will doctrine. E...

Does an Employee's Right of Self-Defense Override an Employer's Workplace Rules?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Wal-Mart employees allegedly violated company rules prohibiting them from approaching a criminal suspect possessing a weapon and also requiring the em...

Rebuilding My Life after My Unemployment Benefits Ended

Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

I have been trying very hard to rebuild my life. I am not asking taxpayers to take care of me. I would like to see some changes in employment laws. I think that policies of noncompetition should be limited in duration and scope, if not abolished.

Understanding Your Value to Your Employer

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

There's an old saying that "A tool is only as useful as the next job it gets used on". People are generally not tools. But in the perception of an e...

Compensation Plan or Employment Contract?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

U.S. employment-at-will law essentially allows an employer to fire at any time or an employee to quit at any time without legal consequences. Montana is the only state without employment-at-will after a probationary period.

The Difficult Issue of Attractiveness Discrimination

Brad Reid | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Civil rights judicial decisions have prohibited gender-stereotyping in the workplace. Should appearance and attractiveness stereotyping become a part of this doctrine?