Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: Family and Medical Leave Act

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Free Appropriate Public Education

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA requirement of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act that a child with disabilities is entitled to an educational program (including classroom setting, teaching strategies, and services) that...

Free Rider

In labor law, a non-union employee who does not pay union dues or agency shop fees but who enjoys benefits earned by the union without any cost.


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: independent contractor

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Fringe Benefit

Various non-wage employee benefits that are in addition to normal wages. Some fringe benefits are exempt from taxation, provided certain conditions are satisfied.

Examples of fringe benefits are health insurance, life insurance and employee...

Frolic and Detour

Frolic and Detour is a phrase describing actions taken by an employee that fall in varying degrees outside of the scope of employment. Generally, a “detour” constitutes a minor departure from an employee’s duties but is still...

Front Pay

Front pay is money awarded for lost compensation that occurs between the time of judgment and reinstatement. It is measured from the date of the trial onward.

See back pay.

Gender Identity

Gender identity means a person’s self-identified gender, which may or may not correspond with their birth sex. Gender identity is how a person experiences and expresses their gender. The Yogyakarta Principles, international human...

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”) protects individuals from genetic discrimination in matter of employment and health insurance. As genetic science began to advance rapidly in the 1990s many began to...


To engage in harassment.