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  • Department Of Defense Final Rule Bars Mandatory Arbitration
    Department Of Defense Final Rule Bars Mandatory Arbitration

    A final rule published in the December 8 Federal Register provides that the Department of Defense (DOD) is now barring certain defense contractors and subcontractors from requiring employees or ...

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  • Disability Discrimination Case Asserted By Bank Teller With Epilepsy
    Disability Discrimination Case Asserted By Bank Teller With Epilepsy

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that a part-time bank teller raised triable issues of disparate treatment and failure to accommodate under the Americans with ...

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  • Widespread FLSA Violations By Michigan Blueberry Growers
    Widespread FLSA Violations By Michigan Blueberry Growers

    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered several Michigan blueberry farmers and contractors to pay $106,000 in penalties and back wages after an investigation revealed migrant housing and child labor ...

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  • Age Discrimination Case Revived
    Age Discrimination Case Revived

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has recently revived a man’s claim of age discrimination against the Department of Defense. In Bartlett v. Gates, a 58-year-old man – Barry Bartlett – ...

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  • Minimum Wage Laws Help Local Economies
    Minimum Wage Laws Help Local Economies

    Two significant studies issued this week conclude benefits exist from paying Americans more. First, a New York study found that “living wage” requirements on businesses that receive government ...

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  • Contractor Agrees To Pay $3 Million in EEOC Race Bias Decree
    Contractor Agrees To Pay $3 Million in EEOC Race Bias Decree

    A janitorial company that provides services to O’hare International Airport has agreed to pay $3 million to rejected black applicants. At issue – a June 2009 lawsuit asserting race discrimination as a ...

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