“Intending Citizens”

Intending citizens are non-naturalized immigrants who are actively pursuing naturalization and have been: lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence (green-card holders); granted temporary residence in the U.S. under IRCA’s legalization program; granted asylum in the US under the Immigration and Nationality Act; or admitted to the U.S. as a refugee under the Immigration […]

“Leave for Military Service”

United States military personnel are deployed in nearly 130 countries around the world. Servicemen and -women perform a variety of duties around the globe, from combat operations to peacekeeping to training with foreign militaries. Many Americans serving in the military have had to take leave from civilian jobs; thanks to federal law, however, those jobs […]

“Criteria That Can Get the Employer in Trouble”

Examples of job criteria that have been found to discriminate against certain groups include: height and weight standards (which may adversely impact women and members of certain ethnic groups); fluency in the English language (which may adversely impact members of certain national-origin groups); standards relating to arrest and conviction records (which may adversely impact members […]

“A How-to Guide to Hiring”

Hiring a new employee to work in a small business is process fraught with legal issues. The federal government and most states have anti-discrimination laws in place protecting applicants and employees from hiring and employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, union affiliation, or veteran status. (Some states also […]

“The Law on Summer Jobs”

Millions of young people spend their summer vacations working in restaurants, stores, offices, and elsewhere. Many young people continue to work through the school year, often doing freelance jobs such as babysitting or gardening. However, most young people (and their parents) don’t realize that federal laws limit the hours that people under 18 can work, […]