Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

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Social Media Mistakes that May Cost You a Job

When you’re on the job hunt, it’s generally a good idea to clean up a little. Get a fresh haircut, pull out your finest threads…

Dan Atkerson Aug 31, 2015

Uber Misclassification Suit Has Opened the Door for Other Independent Contractors

In a recent ruling it was decided that the ride-sharing app Uber misclassified one of its drivers as an independent contractor when they should have…

Dan Atkerson Aug 28, 2015

The Olsen Twins are Being Sued for Overworking Unpaid Interns

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by a former intern, Shahista Lalani. In the suit, Lalani accused…

Dan Atkerson Aug 26, 2015

Josh Trank May Be in Trouble After Possible Fantastic Four Breach of Contract

Josh Trank, the director of the recent Fantastic Four reboot, may have cost 20th Century Fox more than $10 million with a single tweet. In…

Dan Atkerson Aug 24, 2015

The Fine Lines: Firing an Employee with a Contract

An employer’s ability to fire an employee with a contract is greatly limited. The employee has a right to fair dealing and a heavy amount…

Dan Atkerson Aug 21, 2015

A Minority Report: Sexual Harassment of Men in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been under the microscope for some time now. Things aren’t like they used to be “back in the…

Dan Atkerson Aug 19, 2015

Does Craig James Have a Religious Discrimination Case?

Former pro footballer and longtime sports broadcaster Craig James has officially filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports two weeks ago. In the suit, James claims…

Dan Atkerson Aug 17, 2015

Understanding Overtime Laws and Getting What You’re Owed

Hourly employees are entitled to overtime pay for any time they work beyond the standard 40 hour work week. Overtime pay is at least one…

Dan Atkerson Aug 14, 2015

The Difference Between Water Cooler Talk and Defamation

Haters gonna hate. But never forget that if a hater says something that hurts your reputation, or even worse, if they publish something damaging, then…

Dan Atkerson Aug 12, 2015

Recognizing Pregnancy Discrimination is Important for Expectant Mothers

It is true that most companies in the U.S. have become considerably more understanding of pregnant employees, but there is still some level of discrimination…

Dan Atkerson Aug 10, 2015

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