FAQs & Articles

The following articles provide a general overview of several areas of employment law and contain answers to frequently asked questions. Please keep in mind that these articles are provided for general informational purposes only and cannot be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney. The law is constantly changing and therefore Merrick Law Firm LLC encourages you to consult with an attorney about how the current state of the law applies to your specific situation.

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Use the law and your employer’s complaint procedures to protect yourself from on-the-job harassment.

Assert Your Right to Fair Compensation—Equal Pay for Comparable Work

Men and women doing the same work are entitled to earn the same pay.

Combating Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Employment

Discrimination in the workplace hasn’t gone away. Here’s what it is — and advice on what to do if you think it’s happening to you.

Employment Termination FAQ – Know Your Rights

Fair Compensation and Time Off – Your Questions Answered

Independent Contractor Work: Your Questions Answered

State and federal laws protect workers from discrimination based on their age.

Navigating Estimated Tax Payments for Self-Employed Professionals

Contractors and consultants have to pay estimated taxes every quarter.

Navigating IRS Audits for the Self-Employed: A Guide by Merrick Law Firm LLC

The IRS keeps a close eye on self-employed individuals. Here’s what it looks for.

Navigating Mandatory Workplace Assessments

Learn the rules on medical exams, drug screens, lie detector tests, and psychological profiles.

Navigating Smoke-Free Workplace Initiatives

As health concerns increase, more and more workplaces are going smoke-free.

Navigating Unsafe Work Conditions – A Guide by Merrick Law Firm LLC

Steps to take if you think conditions at your workplace pose a hazard to your health or safety.

Protect Your Workplace Safety Rights Without Fear

The law prohibits your employer from punishing you for asserting your rights under workplace safety laws.

Protecting Your Right to Privacy in the Workplace

Find out what you need to prove if you want to sue your employer for violating your privacy at work.

The Perils of Deception in the Job Application Process

It may help you get the job, but you could pay for it later.

Understanding Arbitration Agreements in the Workplace

Employers are increasingly asking workers to give up their rights, so watch what you sign.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation – Frequently Asked Questions

Tips on severance packages, health insurance, unemployment insurance, and final paychecks.

Understanding Your Protection Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Employers must not discriminate against employees based on their religion, and they must accommodate employees’ needs to practice their faiths.

Understanding Your Rights to Compensation for Non-Working Hours

Find out the rules regarding pay for things like on-call time, sleep time, education, training, and breaks.

Understanding Your Rights to Unemployment Benefits

Not everyone who loses a job is entitled to unemployment benefits. Find out if you are.

Understanding Your Rights: Family and Medical Leave

Get information about all of the laws and benefits you may be entitled to before taking a leave.

Upholding Employee Rights in Your Workplace

Learn how to protect your rights in the workplace and get results.

Understand the privacy laws that cover your telephone, voicemail, email, and Internet use at work.

Workplace Health and Safety FAQs at Merrick Law Firm LLC

Workplace Privacy Rights – FAQs

Leveling the Playing Field for Employees

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