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Can an Employer Fire Someone for Going to Rehab?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Making the decision to enter rehab for alcohol or drug addiction is a huge step. It can be extra stressful when you have a job and are wondering what will happen if you leave for a rehabilitation program. However, in some cases, you may lose your job anyway if you don’t go to rehab…. Read More »

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Nationwide Immigration Raid Results in 21 Arrests

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

According to various media reports, U.S. Immigration officials conducted a nationwide raid of 7-Eleven stores on January 10, 2018, which resulted in the arrest of 21 people believed to be in the country illegally. It’s the biggest immigration crackdown in recent years, with agents targeting nearly a hundred stores between California and New York,… Read More »

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Changes to Washington D.C.’s Family Leave Act May Be Imminent

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

It was less than a year ago that the landmark family leave act, or the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, was passed. Now, the D.C. Council is at odds over whether the act needs an overhaul already. What is the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act (UPLA) of 2016? The new law guarantees… Read More »

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Hiring Your First Employees? You’ll Suddenly Become More Popular with These Agencies

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In early August, the Washington Post released a story announcing that Yelp is planning on opening up a new office in Washington, D.C., which will ultimately bring about five hundred new jobs. Yelp has been around since 2004, is an established company, and has had employees in various locations for years. However, that might… Read More »

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Employment Law in Washington D.C.

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Whether you are involved in a contract dispute, have suffered discrimination, or harassment in Washington D.C., it is recommended to employ the services of a reliable law firm specialized in employment law. A law firm with sound advocacy, experience, and record of results can help you receive fair compensation for the wrong done to… Read More »

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At Will Employment in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

One of the most heated debates in the United States is the various issues that are related to labor laws. One one hand, there is the company’s objective to remain in business and achieve its mandate more so with the pressure of the shareholders. On the other hand, there are the rights and privileges… Read More »

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When D.C. Employers Use Criminal Records in Hiring

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When you have a criminal record, it can be daunting to find a job. You might be surprised to learn that one in four Americans has been arrested. There is a stigma attached to a criminal history that can haunt an individual in his or her job search. Studies show that up to 92… Read More »

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Are You Protected Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The United States has a long history of affording protections to groups commonly targeted with harassment and discrimination. Today, state and federal officials are turning their attention to the treatment of people based on their sexual orientation. However, people are still openly discriminated against for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual ‘ especially in… Read More »

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Should You Have An Arbitration Clause in Your Employment Contract?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When you are negotiating an employment agreement, there are many things to consider beyond the basics of the job description and salary. Unfortunately, not every employment situation works out ideally, and it is important to prepare for disputes and contingencies that could arise in the future. One contractual element to consider including is an… Read More »

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Considering a Criminal Record During Hiring

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The hiring of individuals with criminal records is a sensitive issue. On one hand, many released convicts have a great deal of talent and exuberance to offer and can contribute significantly in a variety of positions. On the other hand, depending on the type of position and the nature of the conviction, hiring a… Read More »

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