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July 2016 Archives

As an immigrant, are you protected during employment disputes?

When you work in Minnesota or anywhere else in the U.S., you have certain rights. These rights, including a fair wage and protection from discrimination, are present regardless of your immigration status, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When you feel that your rights are violated, you can fight back without the fear of retaliation. However, many immigrants are kept in fear that they will be deported or otherwise punished if they voice their concerns at work.

The facts about multi-employer pensions' insolvency risk

When it comes time for retirement, employees in Minnesota and around America want to know that their savings and pensions will be there for them. However, when the economy hits a bad turn, a pension runs out of money or a business fails, it leads to questions about what will happen to the employees who rely on the funds to pay their golden years.

Disability and wrongful termination: What you need to know

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects against employment discrimination due to a disability. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this includes job discrimination. As long as a person is qualified for the job and can perform it with reasonable accommodation, then it is illegal to fire a person solely based on the disability. 

What you should know about transgender discrimination at work

Transgender rights have recently become a hot button issue, especially with some state governments debating bills that could adversely affect these rights. Under federal law, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgender individuals in Minnesota and the rest of the country, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.