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Why Congressmen Are Fighting To Repeal Worker Protections

The idea is simple: construction contractors should pay their laborers and subcontractors fairly for the work they perform on publicly funded projects. Indeed, they are required to do so by law. The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), passed in 1931, establishes that workers be paid "no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area."

Can I sue my employer for wrongful termination?

If you got fired or received discipline by your employer because you reported illegal behavior or exercised legal rights, you may have a basis for a wrongful termination case for whistleblowing or retaliation. There are laws that protect you from retaliation when you report legal, ethical or environmental wrongdoing. Learn what constitutes retaliation and what your rights are as a whistleblower.

4 important facts about family and medical leave

There may come a time where you need to take time away from work to handle health challenges. One of the federal laws that allows employees to take leave without negative consequences for certain medical reasons is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Learn the basic facts about FMLA to understand your rights.