I got hired a few months ago as graphic designer by a somewhat young (in years) apparel company not knowing majority of the business is knocking-off t-shirt graphic designs directly from shirts on websites. Absolute graphic design knock-offs. I have several times to some degree and incidents expressed my disapproval on this which is why they kept me on doing only original designs, but I have a few times knocked-off shirts successfully for them. Last year when business was slow for a couple of months and relied solely on knocking-off, they cut my hours significantly (2 days) and the other artist who have been knocking-off for a couple of years for them got the complete 40. It's slow now again, and I am absolutely going out of my wits staring at my computer each day doing almost nothing, while the other artist gets all the work and I am afraid they might do the same thing they did to me last year. During these times, it really pains me like an insult for I have been in the apparel business for 10+ doing original designs and now I look like an idiot doing nothing just because they know that although a few times they've asked me to knock-off shirts to which I obliged, I am in total disagreement. It's illegal!!! Or is it??? There is complete favoritism which I know is not illegal but it just really pisses me off that I get less work and that I might get my hours cut again. What can I do? I don't wanna get sued for participating in the illegal act of knocking off tshirt designs (but i need a job!!!), or is it really even illegal? The law i think is not quite clear and hasn't extended to clothing??? If I quit, will I get unemployment on the basis of non-adherence to an illegally practicing business? Thanks for your answers!!!