8 workplace rights you might not know you have

As I’ve noted here a lot, people often think that they have legal rights at work that they don’t actually have — many people mistakenly think that it’s illegal to be fired for no reason, or that it’s illegal for their boss to be a jerk to them, or that it’s illegal for a past employer to give them a bad reference. None of those things are illegal … but you do have some rights at work that you might not know about.

For instance, your employer can’t take money out of your paycheck to pay for a mistake you made, generally can’t prohibit you from talking about your salary with your coworkers, can’t pay you as a contractor while treating you like an employee, and lots more. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about these and other rights you might not know you have. You can read it here.

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