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Blog Posts in January, 2011

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  • Back Wages Allowed For Restaurant Workers
    Back Wages Allowed For Restaurant Workers

    Recently, several news stories have reported that the government is cracking down on businesses such as restaurants and factories that fail to pay employees minimum wage and overtime. Under federal ...

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  • Gay Man Fired For Complaining Of Harassment Can Bring Retaliation Claim
    Gay Man Fired For Complaining Of Harassment Can Bring Retaliation Claim

    Many times people worry if they complain to their boss or supervisor about harassment, they may be retaliated against. In order to protect workers and encourage reporting, federal law makes it illegal ...

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  • Disability May Be Proven By Personal Statements.
    Disability May Be Proven By Personal Statements.

    Many times we suffer long term or significant injuries that keep us from fully engaging in all the activities we want to. If an injury, illness, or condition keeps you from adequately participating in ...

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  • Waiters File Minimum Wage Lawsuit Against Hard Rock Cafe
    Waiters File Minimum Wage Lawsuit Against Hard Rock Cafe

    Two waiters at a Hard Rock Café in Florida have just filed a tip pooling lawsuit against the company, claiming Hard Rock didn’t pay them minimum wage . They are seeking class-action status for the ...

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  • Fired Employee Entitled To Overtime Pay
    Fired Employee Entitled To Overtime Pay

    If you’ve been fired and receive severance pay, can you still get paid for back wages? Three judges in a Mississippi wage and hour case concluded “yes.” Why? Because severance is not the same as ...

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  • Former Prostitute Can Raise Sexual Harassment Claim
    Former Prostitute Can Raise Sexual Harassment Claim

    An Oklahoma judge recently ruled that your past sexual experiences do not affect your right to bring a case for harassment. In a lawsuit against Digicut Systems , a judge determined that a former ...

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