Employee Rights Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The world of sexual harassment in the workplace is complex and nuanced. Enlist the guidance of an experienced and caring Rhode Island employment law attorney to learn more about the reporting process and potential remedies available to you.

New Overtime Rule Raising Salary Thresholds for Exemptions

On April 23, 2024 the U.S. Department of Labor finalized a substantial update to overtime rules, raising the standard salary threshold for exempt employees and highly compensated employees meaning overtime eligibility, raises, or both for an estimated 4 million salaried workers. To make sure you understand your rights and the wages you are owed under these new rules, contact a lawyer who specializes in overtime pay, wage and hour law, and employment law.

What to Do When You’re Wrongfully Terminated in Rhode Island

If you think you may have been wrongfully terminated from your job because of discrimination, for taking protected leave, in retaliation for protected conduct, or because of other illegal actions on the part of your employer, there may be legal remedies available to you. To ensure your rights are protected if you have been wrongfully terminated, it is essential to contact a highly qualified Rhode Island employment law attorney as soon as possible.

What Defines Sexual Harassment in Rhode Island and Massachusetts?

Federal and state laws protect Rhode Island employees from being victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Unwanted touching, suggestive comments, and other advances can create a hostile work environment, so discuss your options with a caring employment law attorney today.

A Worker’s Right to Mobility: Unpacking the NLRB Memo on Non-Compete Agreements

On May 30, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a government agency vested with safeguarding employees’ rights, issued a crucial memorandum targeting a long-standing thorn in the side of workers: non-compete agreements. In this article, Sinapi Law unpacks what this memo means and why it could potentially alter the landscape for workers’ rights in the United States.

Religious Accommodations: What is a Sincerely Held Religious Belief and Common Issues

Religious accommodation and exemptions have been in the news a lot recently, with both very good and very inaccurate information being thrown around.  While there is a great deal of litigation and new legislation on the topic, we thought it may be helpful to share some of what we know.  While the issue of religion and the law is vast, this piece focuses on one of our firm’s primary practice areas: accommodation in the workplace.