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Beware broad nondisclosure agreements

If you work in the business sector, then you understand that nondisclosure agreements (NDA's) are more and more commonly a part of normal operations when a new hire joins a company. However, just because you get handed a nondisclosure agreement does not mean that you have to sign it, or even that it is legally sound. Often, companies hand prospective employees NDA's that feature wildly unreasonable terms and expect them to come back signed with no issues. Before you sign that NDA, consider taking it to a legal professional to assess its terms and see if you really want to agree to it.

Louisiana ranks among worst gender pay gaps

Over the last couple decades, and specifically the last several years, the issue of inequality in pay between men and women in the workplace has risen to the forefront of the public conversation. Women have won important gains in the workplace, but are still far from equal treatment and pay in many instances.

Your overtime pay should not be negotiable

Many employees face difficulty getting their employers to pay them fairly for overtime work. Often, an employer may claim that the employee does not actually deserve overtime for some reason or another, or that the nature of the employee's employment status does not qualify for overtime pay. In very broad strokes, employers must pay overtime pay to employees who work more than 40 hours within a consecutive 168-hour period.

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