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Top 10 Workplace Discrimination Claims in 2015

Know what claims frequently cause business downfalls. In 2015, retaliation charges increased by nearly five percent and continues to be the leading concern raised by workers across the country. In our ever litigious society, should an employer feel disgruntled, they will make it known – or their lawyer will. The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received during the 2015 fiscal year. EEOC resolved 92,641 charges during this time and secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The top 10 charges were as follows: Retaliation: 39,757 accounts Race: 31,027 Disability: 26,968 Sex: 26,396 Age: 20,144 National Origin: 9,438 Religion: 3,502 Color: 2,833 Equal Pay Act: 973 General Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 With that information stated, all business owners should take action to ensure their company runs correctly and has proper protection in place, should a ... Read more

Which Financial Documents Can I Throw Away?

Sorting out your paper mountain – which documents should you keep? For many who haven’t opted to go paperless, receipts, bills, pay stubs, tax forms, and other financial documents flood into the mailbox every month. For those who like receiving paper documents monthly, be aware of which financial documents you should keep and which ones you can throw away (recycle). For your guide on what you should file away safely and what to slide into the shredder, read below! Receipts – For anything you might itemize on your tax return, keep for three years with your tax records. Home improvement records – Keep ahold of these for at least three years after the due date of the tax return that includes the income or loss on the home when it’s sold. When aiming to sell the house that you have made improvements to, aim to keep receipts for seven years as these may ... Read more