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  • How to Assert Your Rights in the Workplace

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to assert your rights in the workplace. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Getting Fired

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about being separated from your employment. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Know Your Employment Rights!

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on employment rights including wages, unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, discrimination, workplace injuries, and unions. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Know Your Employment Rights

    Fact sheet from MidPenn Legal Services outlining the basic rights all employees have at their workplace. [PDF] Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Legal Help for Employment Problems from MidPenn Legal Services

    Description of services offered by MidPenn Legal Services to address Employment Problems you may be facing. MidPenn Legal Services serves residents of the following counties: Adams - Bedford - Berks - Blair - Centre - Clearfield - Cumberland - Dauphin - Franklin - Fulton Huntingdon - Juniata - Lancaster - Lebanon - Mifflin - Perry - Schuylkill - York. Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Pennsylvania Employment Law Information (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 5/31/07. information on PA Employment Law such as wage cases and barriers to employment such as a criminal record. (28:08) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Temporary Jobs - When on Unemployment Compensation Benefits

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on how temporary employment can affect the receipt of unemployment compensation benefit. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Workers' Rights Handbook

    Handbook on workers rights including the rights of immigrant workers. The original Philadelphia area handbook was created by Community Legal Services, Friends of Farmworkers and the Villanova Law School Clinical Program based on a publication created by the Chinatown Community Youth Leadership Project, a program of Asian Americans United. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
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  • Firing

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on an employee's rights upon being fired from a job. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Know Your Rights at Work

    This booklet from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General outlines the rights a worker has in the workplace and how to get help if you are experiencing an unlawful work-related issue. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A

    This is a publication from the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Hispanics in the workplace. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Hispanic employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

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    National Council of La Raza
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    Spanish / Español
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services discussing barriers to employment, specifically mental health issues and interview questions Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Background Checks - Tips For Job Applicants and Employees

    Some employers check into your background before deciding whether to hire you or keep you on the job. This booklet from the Federal Trade Commission explains your legal rights regarding a background check under federal law. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

    Some employers look into your background before deciding whether to hire you, or before deciding whether you can keep your job. When they do, you have legal rights. This publication from the Federal Trade Commission explains the laws that protect you, and how to contact the FTC and EEOC if you think an employer has broken the law. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Know Your Rights: Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers in Pennsylvania

    Information from the Women's Law Project about the rights of workers who are pregnant, have given birth and are producing breast milk. Read More

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    Women's Law Project
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    Spanish / Español