Myths and Realities of Employment Law

There are fewer "illegal" interview questions than you might think. And you may feel your workplace is hostile, but would a civil court judge agree?

The workplace is governed by a thicket of employment laws that cover everything from when people get paid to how organizations can properly administer office dress codes. Most of us don't have a pressing need for a thorough knowledge of employment law, so we don't pay close attention to it. We have plenty of other fish to fry.

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Liz Ryan
Contributing Columnist,