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Arizona's new sick leave law has surprising results

Arizona's paid sick leave law recently took effect, but there are many questions about how it really works. While many see the new law as a win for employees rights, companies still retain a number of rights over the leave and how it can be used. One such issue that caused questions for many employees throughout the state is the difference between sick leave and paid time off, and how to differentiate between the two.

What should I do if someone complains about me to the nursing board?

If someone files a complaint against you, your first instinct may be to dig your heels in and refuse to let the complaint change the way you work. After all, nursing is something you know well, and your career may even define you in many ways. Still, once that person files the complaint, the Arizona State Board of Nursing takes it very seriously and will investigate the allegations thoroughly.

Study finds sexual harassment rampant in the scientific community

If you are a woman in the workplace, it is very likely that you have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment or discrimination. However, a study recently revealed that women who work in certain scientific fields are far more likely to suffer unfair treatment. If you work in the sciences, it is crucial to stand up for justice in the workplace, not only for yourself but for those around you.

What should I do if I am fired?

Very few people want to be fired, especially if they feel that the firing is unjust or wrongful. However, wrongful termination is far more common than many people realize, and many individuals don't know how to respond in the face of being let go. If you were recently fired, or suspect you may be soon, how you respond can greatly affect your options afterward, so it is always wise to consider your next few steps very carefully.