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  • New Wage And Hour Class Action Suit Against Wal-Mar
    New Wage And Hour Class Action Suit Against Wal-Mar

    A new lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Wal-Mart employees alleging they were denied the wage, benefits and other protections they were entitled to under the law. Specifically, the suit alleges that ...

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  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Progresses
    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Progresses

    A New York federal court has determined that the Department of Justice may proceed with a religious discrimination case against the New York City Transit Authority brought on behalf of New York City ...

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  • Inconsistent Reasons For Firing Constitute Pretext
    Inconsistent Reasons For Firing Constitute Pretext

    A recent case determined that an employer’s varying rationale for terminating a manager showed “pretext” sufficient to withstand a motion for summary judgment. In Eades v. Brookdale Senior Living ...

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  • Benefits Of Federal Minimum Wage
    Benefits Of Federal Minimum Wage

    One of the oldest employment laws is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a law enacted in the 1930s setting forth several critical employment provisions, including certain minimum wage and overtime ...

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  • Is It Discriminatory To Use Credit Checks In Employment Decisions?
    Is It Discriminatory To Use Credit Checks In Employment Decisions?

    The House Financial Services Institution and Consumer Credit Subcommittee recently heard testimony regarding the use of credit checks and whether their use is discriminatory. At issue – whether H.R. ...

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  • FLSA Violations Frequent For Low-Wage Laborers
    FLSA Violations Frequent For Low-Wage Laborers

    Recent NewYork Times and Huffington Post articles have focused on the prevalence of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations amongst low wage laborers, often immigrants. The FLSA provides many ...

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