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WELCOME TO THE EMPLOYEE SURVIVAL GUIDE® PODCASTThe Employee Survival Guide® is a podcast only for employees. We will share with you all the information your employer does not want you to know about and guide you through various important employment law issues. The goal of the Employee Survival Guide® podcast is to provide you with critical insights about your employment and give you the confidence to protect your job and career, especially during difficult times.YOUR HOST MARK CAREYThe Emplo ...
 
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In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark provides the top ten employment tips for recent college graduates, and everyone else. College grads are learning how to work, but college never prepared them for real actual work. Mark can help here by explanation important topics these college grads will definitely face in their new jobs. In thi…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the fall out of the vaccine mandate and employee religious beliefs. "The core issue for me is: Are the employees requesting exemptions being considered a means to an end or as an end in themselves? If they are a means to an end, then placing them on indefinite unpaid leave and forcing as…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the murky waters currently surrounding many unvaccinated employees, the vaccine mandate and their religious convictions. Mark asks the tough questions, including should employers control their employee's religious faith. Dive in, the discussion is complex and involves everyone who believ…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses the September 9, 2021 Vaccine Mandate by President Biden. Similar to a declaration of war, President Biden today announced that all federal employees, federal contractors, all healthcare workers and employers with over a 100 employees must get vaccinated. This is unprecedented and likel…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses how employees have little knowledge and information about their employment rights and it is not their fault. Mark examines the employer's role to maintain constant control and providing limited information about employment rights to protect employees. Mark argues that employers treat em…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses a current employment discrimination case brought by a former Metlife employee in Connecticut on December 4, 2019. The employee, who is Black, accuses Metlife of race discrimination in her employment. Mark examines the company's BLM response and diversity initiatives across the company a…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses a controversial new public policy change from the federal government to issue a Federal Trade Commission rule to ban noncompetition agreements in employment nationally; historically this is a state law domain. As usual, Mark adds his commentary of this historic event based on his years …
 
On this episode of the Employee Survival Guide Mark Carey has an interesting discussion with his friend Nick Corcodilos from Asktheheadhunter.com. The focus of the hearty exchange is about oral promises of employment and how to enforce them when the employer gets cold feet. They also discuss job search methods and how to conduct a successful job se…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses whether it is worth it to sue your employer. The discussion covers the factors you will need to consider whether or not to sue your employer, which include the amount of time needed, paying for an hourly vs. contingency attorney, will the suit create a permanent record for new employers…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses the feedback responses he received from his first article and podcast Cancel Culture is Illegal At Work. In response to my first article I received several angry email responses informing I was wrong about what is cancel culture and accused me of perpetuating whiteness. But none of the …
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark discusses the social movement of cancel culture and why it is illegal in the workplace. Canceling someone at work, by what ever means either while at work or on social media, is illegal. Why is it illegal? To cancel a coworker is to hold a bias against that employee because of their physical char…
 
Whether or not you use an employment attorney to review and negotiate your employment severance agreement, you need to know the mechanics of the agreement. The following episode will go in depth and explain the legal terms in an understandable way. Generally, all severance agreements accomplish one task, paying employees to release their claims aga…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark shares important tips from a manager on how to become a great employee. These tips are gathered from real life employment law cases Mark has litigated and from his years managing employees at his office. The tips include the following: Treat Every Work-Day Like It Was Your First Day on the Job Ba…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark shares a real life story about a successful executive who lost his voice box due to cancer and then lost his career. Mark guides us through the initial stages of the employee's successful career until he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Once the employee lost his ability to speak, his employer i…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the whether you can sue your employer for contracting Covid-19 while at work. The discussion explores the Workers' Compensation system in each state and other types of common law claims that may be asserted against employers. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide ple…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the enforceability of noncompetition agreements on independent contractors and whether they can be voided. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide please like us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We would really appreciate if you could leave a review of this podcast o…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide Mark confronts systemic barriers created by employers that promote inequality of gender, age, race, sex, sexual orientation etc. and protects bad actors and bad companies from public exposure of their illegal actions and public shaming. Mark examines the current social equality movement (#metoo and BLM…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the use of nondisclosure or confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements. In essence, employers seek to hide their bad acts behind confidentiality agreements and shield them from public disclosure. Mark explores a new California statute being proposed that will further provide tra…
 
In this episode, Mark shares a real life story of a woman who was loyal to the company and did everything they asked of her. We have modified the names and facts to conceal the identities and ensure confidentiality. Her boss was a billionaire but by his actions you would consider him a cheap capitalist. They refused to make her an employee with hea…
 
This episode explores the new controversy surrounding employer mandated Covid-19 vaccinations. Can employers do that? The simple answer is yes. The episode explores earlier governmental intrusion related to the smallpox epidemic of 1905 and then brings it forward to the current Covid-19 era. Mark explores your liberty interest to be free from gover…
 
Podcast explores freedom of speech by political activists on January 6, 2021 when they stormed the Capital Building and their employer's reaction - immediate termination of an at-will employee. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide please like us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We would really appreciate if you could leave a…
 
1. THINK OF YOUR SEPARATION/SEVERANCE OFFER AS A NEGOTIATION. 2. REVIEW WHAT YOU ARE BEING OFFERED – USUALLY MONEY. 3. CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE BEING OFFERED EVERYTHING YOU ARE ENTITLED TO 4. ASK FOR A COPY OF YOUR PERSONNEL FILE – YOU ARE LEGALLY ENTITLED TO IT. 5. CONFIRM WHETHER YOU HAVE AN ERISA GROUP BENEFITS PLAN WHICH COULD INCLUDE SEVERANCE BEN…
 
In this episode, Mark discusses five ways to beat your employer's performance improvement plan (PIP) and enhance your chances of receiving a severance payout. These tips are groomed from twenty-four years of litigating PIPS. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide please like us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We would really …
 
When it comes to freedom of religious expression in the commercial context, the corporation you work for may have more rights than you do. How is this possible? Well, as you may know, there is a peculiar legal doctrine that regards corporate organizations as “persons.” Although we all know corporations are not exactly “people,” the law treats them …
 
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (“WBI”) (https://workplacebullying.org/) nineteen percent (19%) of adult Americans experience workplace bullying. That means that some sixty point three (60.3) million workers are affected by this type of misconduct. Sixty-five percent (65%) of the people bullied at work are women and seventy percent (7…
 
When it comes to the world of requests for disability accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act, the “black box” or the “unseen internal mechanism,” is the ever elusive “interactive process”. This is the process of information gathering and discussion between the employee requesting the disability a…
 
You’re a free agent and your noncompetition agreement is void! That should make you feel less stressed about getting your next job in the very industry you have spent so many years cultivating, especially during this pandemic. Yes, I know your employer made you sign a noncompetition agreement when you were hired, but Covid-19 has changed everything…
 
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide we discuss how to apply for disability benefits through your employer if you fear for your personal safety at the workplace due to Covid-19. Whether you have an anxiety or panic disorder or you are trying to protect your vulnerability due to Covid-19, Employment Attorney Mark Carey will give you a shor…
 
Employers should seriously consider the current “relationship” they have with their employees. Employees are the backbone of each company and employers could not exist without them. Trust- that’s what employees want right now and presumptively have always wanted it. Now that the blinders are coming off due to Covid-19, employers must realize they c…
 
The Supreme Court just issued a ground-breaking Bostock decision making it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of a person’s sexuality or gender identity. About half the states already had laws protecting LGBTQ employees, but this decision extends employment rights to all LGBTQ folks in America and opens the federal courts to them. …
 
This episode of the Employee Survival Guide discusses a very important topic of how to negotiate a severance package with your employer. Your host Attorney Mark Carey will run you through his tactics and strategies of how to negotiate a successful severance agreements. Mark's knowledge covers more than 24 years negotiating severance employment agre…
 
In this edition of the Employee Survival Guide you will learn the real truth about why employers use noncompetition agreements and the strategies that we employ to remove these unwanted self-serving employment agreements for our clients. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide please like us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We …
 
Introductory episode, more episodes to come. Stay tuned. If you enjoyed this episode of the Employee Survival Guide please like us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We would really appreciate if you could leave a review of this podcast on your favorite podcast player such as Apple Podcasts. For more information, please contact Carey & Associates, …
 
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