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  • Family And Medical Leave Act Claim Revived After Worker Fired For Taking Leave After Surgery In Shaffer v. American Med. Ass'n
    Family And Medical Leave Act Claim Revived After Worker Fired For Taking Leave After Surgery In Shaffer v. American Med. Ass'n

    A recent case determined that a man who was fired following surgery could bring a claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA is a federal employment law that provides protection for ...

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  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Headwear Policies Continues in United States v. New York City Transit Authority
    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Headwear Policies Continues in United States v. New York City Transit Authority

    In late September, a federal court determined that a religious discrimination case filed on behalf of Muslim and Sikh bus drivers, train operators and subway station agents should proceed. The federal ...

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  • President And CEO Personally Liable For Wage And Hour Violations In Torres v. Gristede's Operating Corp.
    President And CEO Personally Liable For Wage And Hour Violations In Torres v. Gristede's Operating Corp.

    A recent case out of New York determined that where the president and CEO of a popular grocery chain failed to pay employees the back wages they were due, he was personally liable for millions of ...

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  • Retaliation Claim Allowed In Egan v. Freedom Bank Where Vice President Is Fired After Complaining About Sexual Harassment
    Retaliation Claim Allowed In Egan v. Freedom Bank Where Vice President Is Fired After Complaining About Sexual Harassment

    Many times retaliation claims may be brought and won even where it may not be possible to maintain the underlying case for harassment or employment discrimination . If you have been fired or subjected ...

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  • Older Employee May Bring Claim For Age Discrimination Claim Where Evidence Exists That Younger Workers Were Treated Better in Earl v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc .
    Older Employee May Bring Claim For Age Discrimination Claim Where Evidence Exists That Younger Workers Were Treated Better in Earl v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc .

    Many people think that employers would welcome older workers on the payroll and value the experience they bring to the job. Unfortunately this is not always the case. As the American workforce ages, ...

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  • Misclassification As Independent Contractor May Be A Violation Of The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Misclassification As Independent Contractor May Be A Violation Of The Fair Labor Standards Act

    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act sounds fairly straightforward. Pursuant to its rules, just about every employee in the United States who works for a wage is entitled to minimum wage and if they ...

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