Feeling fenced in?

Stewart, Portia
May 2013
Firstline;May2013, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p17
The article offers four lessons in understanding workplace rights according to top employment attorneys in the U.S. It stresses that laws protecting workers and employers vary depending on the town, region or state the workplace is located. It notes that employers always seek ways to avoid terminating employees which is deemed expensive and uncomfortable for employers. It also talks about allowed monitoring of behavior, practice policies, and the importance of teamwork over technical skills.


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