Know Your Rights: J-1 Workers

A growing number of employers in North Carolina are using J-1 workers to replace other employees. These workers come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa sponsored by a cultural exchange agency, and are placed with employers for a temporary period.

Know Your Rights: Home Health Aides

s of January 1, 2015, most of the approximately 2 million home know health workers will finally have the right to be paid the minimum wage and overtime after the US Department of Labor updated “companionship regulations” to close a loophole that has excluded them from these basic protections for decades.

Know Your Rights: Health and Safety at Work

You have the right to information from your employer about: Chemicals used at work Injuries and illnesses that happened at work to co‐workers …

Know Your Rights: Family Medical Leave Act

You may be entitled to time off from work when a child is born, when a family member is ill, or when you have a serious health condition. FMLA is a federal law that guarantees eligible workers the right to unpaid time off. This leave time is job protected, meaning you cannot be fired when you take this time off.

Know Your Rights: Equal Pay

Two federal laws protect female employees from compensation discrimination: the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate based on sex in employment.

Know Your Rights: Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements are employment contracts that prohibit employees from taking similar jobs or creating their own compelling businesses within a specific geographic area and/or time frame after they leave their current job.