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Many older professionals face serious age discrimination at work

Years of experience on the job can turn the average professional into a niche expert. This, in turn, can make older employees of incredible value to their employers. Understanding how a system works, how a product works or how your employer processes orders can make performing a job simpler. It can even help you catch issues before they arise and allow you to make intelligent suggestions to improve performance and efficiency.

A car crash could leave you unable to work for some time

Most people take certain steps when operating motor vehicles to reduce their risk of getting into collisions. A crash between two vehicles can be completely unpredictable, resulting in major property damage, catastrophic injuries and potentially even death. Avoiding these incidents is always the best option. Unfortunately, you can't control what other people do when they're driving.

Your employer may face consequences for misclassifying you

As a worker in Tennessee, you may face employee misclassification across many industries. Especially here in Nashville, where many small and mid-sized businesses rely on the constant influx of entertainers and others who are hoping to stake out their piece of Music City, many employers offer workers pitifully little in entry level jobs. They operate under the implication that if a worker does not care to deal with the terms of employment, then he or she can move along and be replaced with someone else who has rent to pay.

Drowsy driving is a serious risk for everyone on the road

When you think about the major causes of vehicle crashes, you can probably already name two of the three biggest risk factors. Most people who drive understand that intoxicated driving is dangerous, whether the substance involved is alcohol, a street drug, cold medicine or prescribed drugs from a doctor. Thanks to increased public awareness in recent years, more people now understand that distractions on the road can also lead to injury or death.

Is the driver next to you texting? Do this…

It seems like every day there is a new story of some horrific traffic accident caused by a distracted driver. While many states have taken steps to ban cellphone use for people operating a vehicle, drivers still make the choice to talk, text or even update their Facebook statuses while behind the wheel. Recent studies have shown that people that try to text and drive are 23 times more likely to either cause a car accident or be involved in one.

Did your employer discriminate because you breastfed?

There is a lot of pressure on new mothers. They are supposed to provide the best for their baby, but society also frowns upon a woman who eschews work for family. So, sometimes only a few days after giving birth, women go back to work, leaving their new babies at home with family. Exhaustion and feeling blue because you aren't with your new child are very common.

Does your employer try to make you work 'off the clock'?

Overtime labor can be expensive for employers. After all, they are paying their workers at least time and half, which increases labor costs. Realistically, it's much more cost-effective for an employer to pay an existing employee a higher wage than it is to train someone and retain a part-time employee for only a few hours of work a week.

You have a legal right to back pay

We spend endless hours at our jobs, working long days to complete projects or coming in early to get a head start on the day. Our employers trust us to perform our duties to the best of our abilities and we, in turn, trust them to pay us what we have earned. Imagine that after years or loyal service, you realize that your employer has not been paying you for 100 percent of your work. Is there legal action you can take? What options do you have to recover unpaid wages?

7 things that can cause distractions and fatigue

Drivers who suffer from fatigue or who deal with distractions are more likely to get into an accident. These drivers pose a risk to other people who are on the road with them. Crashes can occur that lead to serious injuries. As attorneys who represent people injured by distracted drivers, we offer some tips to keep yourself safe on the road.

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