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  • City Firefighters not Entitled to Overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act
    City Firefighters not Entitled to Overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act

    In most overtime cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the courts interpret the exemptions to the law narrowly, in favor of the employees seeking to be paid overtime. However, in a recent ...

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  • Grandfather Eligible for Leave to Care for Newborn Grandchild under FMLA
    Grandfather Eligible for Leave to Care for Newborn Grandchild under FMLA

    Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a parent is entitled to take FMLA leave for the birth or care of a newborn child. An interesting twist on this issue was recently addressed by the Eleventh ...

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  • EEOC Issues New Guide to Americans with Disabilities Act
    EEOC Issues New Guide to Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a new guide to help both employers and employees better understand some complicated issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act: The ...

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  • Amendments to Americans with Disabilities Act Promise New Day for Disability Discrimination Plaintiffs
    Amendments to Americans with Disabilities Act Promise New Day for Disability Discrimination Plaintiffs

    In late September, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, which will become effective January 1, 2009. As we wrote in a prior post , although the ADA is, in ...

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  • Sexual Harassment-Speak Now or Forever Lose your Claim
    Sexual Harassment-Speak Now or Forever Lose your Claim

    The law of sexual harassment requires employees who believe they have been harassed to follow their employers’ anti-harassment procedures-which typically require employees to complain to a high ...

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  • Skycaps' Claim for Tips under FLSA Grounded by Eleventh Circuit
    Skycaps' Claim for Tips under FLSA Grounded by Eleventh Circuit

    In what appears to be the first such case to reach a federal appeals court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court for the federal district courts of Georgia, Florida and ...

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