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  • Supreme Court To Review Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Under The Fair Labor Standards Act in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.
    Supreme Court To Review Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Under The Fair Labor Standards Act in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. , a significant case concerning pharmaceutical sales representatives. At issue, whether the sales reps are ...

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  • Draft Final Rule On ADEA Regulations Approved
    Draft Final Rule On ADEA Regulations Approved

    Older workers offer significant experience and maturity to the work force, but unfortunately age discrimination continues to be one of the fastest growing types of employment discrimination claims. In ...

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  • 7th Circuit Determines Statements May Be Direct Proof Of Bias In Makowski v. SmithAmundsen
    7th Circuit Determines Statements May Be Direct Proof Of Bias In Makowski v. SmithAmundsen

    Sometimes evidence that you have been discriminated against may be clear and direct. Other times evidence of discrimination may be indirect and is based on inference or presumption. In a recent case, ...

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  • Federal Court Determines Anti-Retaliations Laws Protect Federal Employees In Diggs v. HUD
    Federal Court Determines Anti-Retaliations Laws Protect Federal Employees In Diggs v. HUD

    A recent case determined that a fired federal employee could bring a claim of retaliation against a federal employer. The decision was the result of the court’s review of Diggs v. HUD , a “mixed case” ...

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  • Several Federal Laws Protect Seasonal Farm Workers
    Several Federal Laws Protect Seasonal Farm Workers

    The Department of Labor has recently issued a reminder to seasonal agricultural workers that several different federal laws protect the workers – both in terms of wages and hours worked and work-place ...

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  • Community College Employee Allowed To Proceed With Wrongful Termination Claim Under The ADA In Blackburn v. Trustees
    Community College Employee Allowed To Proceed With Wrongful Termination Claim Under The ADA In Blackburn v. Trustees

    The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified individuals against several different types of discrimination based on a “disability.” A qualified individual with a disability includes those ...

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