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October 2014 Archives

Family Medical Leave Act gives workers recover from illness

Arguably, one of the most important federal laws on the books is the Family and Medical Leave Act. This law, commonly known as the FMLA, gives all workers the right to take time off work to recover from a serious illness, or care for a sick family member. Employers generally must keep the worker’s job waiting for him or her until he or she is ready to come back, for up to 12 work-weeks.

Congratulations to our colleague Susan Kruger for completing yesterday's Marine Corps Marathon. Well done!

Susan Kruger participated and completed the 39th Marine Crops Marathon (MCM) yesterday, October 26, 2014. MCM is annually held in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, DC. The event was established to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill, and showcase the organizational skill of the United States Marine Corps. MCM, also known as "The People's Marathon," is currently the third largest marathon in the United States.

HBCUs accepting of one class, discriminatory against another?

The federal government has declared it unconstitutional to deny federal benefits to a legal same-sex spouse. Washington D.C. and 19 states legally recognize civil unions or same-sex marriages. Sexual orientation discrimination is a protected class under many state employment laws. 

Football coach sues university for wrongful termination

Unlike in most jobs, which are considered to be "at-will" employment, those working under an employment contract in Washington, D.C. may be protected from firing, or being forced to resign, without cause. Just as with any other contract, a contract for employment lays out certain rights and obligations for both parties. When a worker believes that his or her employer fired them in violation of the terms of the employment contract, he or she could have the right to compensation in court.

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