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  • Punitive Damages Awarded In Race Harassment Case
    Punitive Damages Awarded In Race Harassment Case

    The United States Court of Appeals has upheld a $3.5 million punitive damage award against Chrysler motor company. In May v. Chrysler Grp. LLC , a Cuban Jewish pipefitter filed a lawsuit asserted that ...

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  • Man Who Took Husband's Last Name May Maintain Sex Discrimination Case Against Employer
    Man Who Took Husband's Last Name May Maintain Sex Discrimination Case Against Employer

    Workers can bring cases based on sex and disability discrimination for a variety of reasons. Although in some situations the discrimination may be obvious such as firing an employee for turning down ...

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  • ADA May Protect Trainees, Not Just Employees
    ADA May Protect Trainees, Not Just Employees

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) prohibits discrimination against “qualified individuals with a disability” concerning the terms ...

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  • Raising The Minimum Wage Benefits All
    Raising The Minimum Wage Benefits All

    This year there’s been an ongoing debate in Congress concerning raising the federal minimum wage. The current federal minimum wage is just $7.25/hour with the minimum cash wage for tipped workers ...

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  • Vegas Casino Case- Smith v. Wynn - Finds Tip- Sharing Policies Violate State Law
    Vegas Casino Case- Smith v. Wynn - Finds Tip- Sharing Policies Violate State Law

    A recent case out of Las Vegas places the tip sharing policies of some high profile casinos under intense scrutiny. At issue – a tip sharing policy that requires Las Vegas Strip casino workers to ...

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  • Employers Violating Overtime Laws On The Rise
    Employers Violating Overtime Laws On The Rise

    News reports that overtime complaints – claims filed by workers based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – have hit record numbers. Pursuant to the FLSA, non-exempt workers are ...

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