Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? A Guide to Unpaid Work and FLSA Law

Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? A Guide to Unpaid Work and FLSA Law Interns are notoriously overworked and unpaid. Many students and recent graduates in particular fields expect they will not be paid wages for their first jobs and will instead work in unpaid...

Fired Over Facebook Posts? Check Your Rights

Employees often get into trouble with their employers for posts on social media sites, and sometimes employees are even fired over Facebook or Twitter posts. While some social media comments can create legal grounds for termination, some social media communications...

Off-the-Clock Work Must Be Compensated in Wisconsin

If your employer requires unpaid off-the-clock work for your job, you may think that’s not fair. It’s not. And it may be illegal. Forcing workers to carry out off-the-clock work duties either before or after their shifts is common practice, but often workers can stand...

EMPLOYEE PROTECTION UNDER FEDERAL LABOR LAW

Federal labor law protects both non-union and union workers who act together for “mutual aid and protection.” Under the law, this is called “concerted activity,” and employees have a right to engage with their fellow employees in concerted activity to improve their...