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  • FMLA's 24-Hour Leave Without Pay Policy Applies To Same Sex Domestic Partners
    FMLA's 24-Hour Leave Without Pay Policy Applies To Same Sex Domestic Partners

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has recently issued a memorandum requiring the federal government’s 24-hour leave without pay ((LWOP) family support policy be made available to federal ...

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  • If Severe Enough, One Action Can Constitute A Hostile Environment
    If Severe Enough, One Action Can Constitute A Hostile Environment

    In late August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that “one action” is sufficient to create a hostile work environment claim if it is sufficiently severe, especially uninvited, ...

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  • $3 Million Settlement In FLSA Class Action
    $3 Million Settlement In FLSA Class Action

    A federal judge has recently approved a $3 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against Olan Mills based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In the lawsuit, 18 ...

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  • Cancer In Remission Considered A Disability Under The ADAAA In one
    Cancer In Remission Considered A Disability Under The ADAAA In one

    In one of the first summary judgment rulings under the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADAAA”), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana determined that an ...

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  • Verizon Technician Raises Triable Claim Of Sexual Harassment
    Verizon Technician Raises Triable Claim Of Sexual Harassment

    In a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision , the court determined that a female could pursue a claim of gender discrimination based on sexual harassment and disparate treatment against ...

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