Expansion Of Discrimination Claims

Posted by Nick Norris | Sep 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

For several decades employees that worked in the Fifth Circuit, which consists of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, were substantially limited in the discrimination claims they could pursue compared to other employees around the nation.  The Fifth Circuit had required that an employee suffered a ...

Can I Secretly Record Conversations With My Employer?

Posted by Nick Norris | Sep 21, 2022 | 2 Comments

On numerous occasions we have employees who have either already secretly recorded a conversation or want to know if they can legally secretly record conversations with their employer.  It is always better to ask a lawyer this question prior to making the recording because the answer varies depend...

Can I Be Owed Overtime Wages If I Am Paid A Salary?

Posted by Nick Norris | Aug 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are many pros and cons to both salaried and hourly employees. Salaried employees of course enjoy the security of a guaranteed check at an amount that can be expected regardless if they work less than 40 hours a week. This sense of security must have value in itself.  Getting paid the same a...

What is my employment case worth?

Posted by Nick Norris | Aug 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

When giving a consult to potential clients for an employment case, one of the first questions that almost always comes up is "How much is my case worth?"  The potential client is trying to determine what they could receive in a settlement or what they could receive if they are success at trial.  ...

Should I Appeal A Denial For Unemployment Compensation?

Posted by Nick Norris | Aug 05, 2022 | 1 Comment

When an individual applies for unemployment compensation the Mississippi Department of Employment Security ("MDES") sends a notification to the employer asking for an explanation as to why the individual's employment was ended.  Depending on what the employer informs MDES is the reason for the em...

Quitting Is Not The Answer Most Times

Posted by Nick Norris | Jan 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

As an employment law firm that primarily represents employees our firm does not go a week without a potential client contacting us after they have quit because they contended their work environment was so terrible that they had no choice but to quit.  What those individuals do not realize is that...

A Doctor's Excuse Is Not Always An Excuse

Posted by Nick Norris | Dec 27, 2021 | 2 Comments

At least once a month our office receives a call from a potential client that claims he or she has been wrongfully terminated while under the care of their doctor.  However, what many people do not realize is that a doctor's excuse is not what gives them protected leave from work.  It is laws lik...

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