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Non-disclosure agreements are negotiable, too

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have become commonplace in the business world, but, just like any contract, you should always know exactly what you're signing and why. Many employers may seek to have you sign an unnecessarily strict NDA that goes well beyond protecting their own interests into hampering your career options after you part ways. With some professional legal guidance, you can evaluate and negotiate an NDA before you sign on the dotted line.

Summoned by the Arizona Board of Nursing? What next?

Whether you bounce out of bed at the first alarm or drag yourself to work after hitting the snooze button a dozen times, you likely reach a point in most shifts where you remember why you chose nursing as your profession. Those moments of gratification and reward can make the effort worthwhile and renew your commitment to giving quality care to your patients.

Director of Veterans Affairs hospital firing overturned by court

When it comes to your career, especially if your work involves a professional license of some kind, you should always consider fighting the charges against you, even if you do not have the support of public opinion in your favor. The truth of the matter is that public opinion and professional review boards are not one and the same, and even if you suffer a public relations fiasco, you may still succeed in beating charges and overturning your suspension or termination.

Proving constructive dismissal

In some cases, continuing to work for an employer is simply not a safe or tenable option. This may be because of working conditions or an intolerable work environment. When employees leave the company on their own accord because they have no other reasonable recourse, this may constitute constructive dismissal. In many cases, constructive dismissal can support legal action similar to a traditional wrongful termination.

I just lost my job. Can I sue?

You are not the first person to get fired, but that doesn't soften the blow, especially if your boss didn't give you a concrete reason for your termination. If being fired has left you struggling to pay your bills while also looking for work, you may have a feeling that something was not right with the way you were let go.

New law restricts disability discrimination suits

Arizona legislators have passed a bill into law that may have a significant negative impact on those with disabilities. The new law, freshly signed by Governor Doug Ducey, seeks to minimize supposedly "frivolous" discrimination suits against companies that do not comply with disability regulations.