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  • Are Hospitals Paying Workers Enough Overtime?
    Are Hospitals Paying Workers Enough Overtime?

    According to the New York Times , the Obama administration has started investigating pay practices throughout the health care industry after hospitals around the country have been sued based on the ...

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  • Personal Knowledge Of Protected Status Not Required For Retaliation Claim
    Personal Knowledge Of Protected Status Not Required For Retaliation Claim

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently revived an engineer’s job bias claim , determining that it was error for the trial court to require the jury find “personal knowledge of an ...

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  • Are You Entitled To Overtime Compensation For Time Spent On Your Blackberry?
    Are You Entitled To Overtime Compensation For Time Spent On Your Blackberry?

    A Chicago police officer has recently filed a lawsuit claiming he is entitled to overtime compensation for hours spent responding to email off-hours. According to National Public Radio (NPR) , the ...

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  • Poor Vision Constitutes Disability Entitled To Protections Under The ADA
    Poor Vision Constitutes Disability Entitled To Protections Under The ADA

    A recent Ninth Circuit court opinion held that a worker whose vision affected her ability to walk and drive after dark was entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act . The ADA ...

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  • Technicians Sue Goldman Sachs For Overtime Pay
    Technicians Sue Goldman Sachs For Overtime Pay

    Earlier this week, five computer-network technicians filed suit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , claiming that they failed to receive all overtime compensation due. At issue, whether the technicians ...

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  • Honoring A Patient's Racist Requests Constitutes Discrimination
    Honoring A Patient's Racist Requests Constitutes Discrimination

    A recent Seventh Circuit opinion held that honoring a patient’s racist request constituted a violation of a black nursing assistant’s rights under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act . In Chaney v. ...

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