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Workers’ rights, discrimination, problems with hours and pay, unemployment, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), criminal records.

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Learn how to file a complaint with the state of Connecticut if an employer does not pay you for time you spent working.

This video describes your right to take time off from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

You have rights at work that protect you -- before, during and after pregnancy. Your employer cannot ask you about your plans to have children or about your pregnancy. You cannot be fired, denied a job or promotion, or be treated differently because of pregnancy. Read this to find out about time off, going back to work after giving birth, and more.

This class teaches you how to take an employer to Small Claims Court to collect money for time you spent working.

This article talks about time off from work and the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) in Connecticut. Learn the difference between state and federal leave laws, maternity leave in CT, employment laws and rights, and more.

Are you missing work because of a violent relationship? Your employer must let you take time if you need to go to a: doctor, counselor, domestic violence agency, court hearing, Victim Advocate, etc., or to move to be safe. Read this to learn how to ask for time off, how much you have to tell your employer, and more.

Is money being taken out of your pay because you owe a debt? A wage attachment is a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck to pay the debt. Read this to learn when that can happen, how much can be taken, what you can do if you can’t afford it, and more.

This video explains your rights as a worker in Connecticut.

Connecticut wage payment laws apply to all employees. Connecticut has a number of laws that protect your right to be paid fairly.

How much must I be paid? Can my employer discipline or fire me? Can I take time off if I am sick or a family member is sick? How do I know if my employer is discriminating against me?

If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this guide can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

You should apply for unemployment as soon as possible after you leave a job, even if you quit your job or were fired.

How much must I be paid? Can my employer discipline or fire me? Can I take time off if I am sick or a family member is sick? How do I know if my employer is discriminating against me?

You have rights at work that protect you -- before, during and after pregnancy. Your employer cannot ask you about your plans to have children or about your pregnancy. You cannot be fired, denied a job or promotion, or be treated differently because of pregnancy. Read this to find out about time off, going back to work after giving birth, and more.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an immigrant worker in the United States.

Getting a job is hard, and it can be even harder if you have a criminal record. Many employers will do a background check before they hire you. To know your rights and help you get and keep a job, you need to know what is on your criminal record.

This article talks about time off from work and the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) in Connecticut. Learn the difference between state and federal leave laws, maternity leave in CT, employment laws and rights, and more.

Most jobs are "at-will." That means your employer can fire you at any time for any reason, unless the reason you are fired is illegal.

This article explains your rights when applying for a job, including criminal records, drug testing, disabilities, pregnancy, discrimination, and more.

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