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  • Employers Must Pay Workers Overtime, Regardless Of Citizenship Status
    Employers Must Pay Workers Overtime, Regardless Of Citizenship Status

    A recent overtime lawsuit from New York emphasized the fact that citizenship status does not affect whether workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and entitled to overtime pay. ...

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  • EEOC Rules Federal Laws Ban Transgender Discrimination
    EEOC Rules Federal Laws Ban Transgender Discrimination

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just ruled that federal employment discrimination law (Title VII) prohibits transgender discrimination . This means that employers may not take a ...

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  • Overtime Lawsuits On The Rise
    Overtime Lawsuits On The Rise

    Since the height of the recession in 2008, millions of workers have been laid off, forced to work longer hours and many have received less pay. Now workers are striking back in court. According to a ...

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  • Citicorp Required To Pay Back Wages For Equal Pay Act Violations
    Citicorp Required To Pay Back Wages For Equal Pay Act Violations

    A Florida woman has been awarded nearly $340,000 in back pay as the result of a pay discrimination lawsuit against Citicorp. According to the lawsuit, when Heidi Wilson received a promotion to become ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination On The Rise
    Pregnancy Discrimination On The Rise

    News reports that pregnancy discrimination cases across the county are on the rise. According to a Washington Post article, nearly 6,000 women across the country have filed complaints with the Equal ...

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  • Raising The Federal Minimum Wage Could Help Struggling Families And Communities
    Raising The Federal Minimum Wage Could Help Struggling Families And Communities

    A movement is underway in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to as much as $10. Under current federal employment law – the Fair Labor Standards Act [FLSA] – employers are required ...

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