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The Wood Law Office, LLC’s mission is to help protect employees’ civil rights. Bryan Wood has practiced employment law in Chicago his entire career, representing predominantly employees for over half that time. He has helped employees successfully transition jobs and recover for their losses without ever filing legal claims.

By: Bryan Wood Jan 17, 2018

Can You Be Fired for a Tweet?

Twitter, the 280-character social media platform, possesses incredible power. A 7-year-old girl in Aleppo used the platform to document living through the Syrian Civil War; she now has written a book based on those Tweets. Stars such as Kat
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By: Katherine Muniz Jan 15, 2018

Do You Have to Pay Your Employees for Jury Duty?

The American legal system provides that all citizens who are eligible for jury service must serve if called upon. Every prospective juror is duty-bound to report for service, regardless of how inconvenient or disruptive the timing is for
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By: Katherine Muniz Jan 10, 2018

Do Employees Make More Working Night Shifts?

Working the night shift comes with its own detriments and risks, including fatigue, stress, and a higher risk of injury. For that reason, night shift workers and other workers working a less-than-desirable shift are known to be paid additi
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By: Katherine Muniz Dec 20, 2016

What Happens if You Don’t Track your Employees’ Time?

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires all covered employers to keep certain records for each nonexempt worker, including hours worked each day and total hours worked each workweek.  However, for smaller businesses, tracking employee ti
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By: Katherine Muniz Dec 16, 2016

Observing Federal Holidays When They Fall on the Weekend

This year, both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on the weekend. So what does that mean for your employees? You decide. While you aren't required to give employees the day off for any holiday, most employers at least give employees the da
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