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  • Who Is A Supervisor? Supreme Court Seeks Guidance In Race Harrassment Case
    Who Is A Supervisor? Supreme Court Seeks Guidance In Race Harrassment Case

    A recent racial harassment case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Vance v. Ball State University , raises a significant question, “Who is a supervisor?” Determining whether a someone at work is a ...

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  • When Am I Entitled To Take Leave Under The FMLA?
    When Am I Entitled To Take Leave Under The FMLA?

    A recent case out of Michigan has determined that a man may proceed to trial on the question of whether he was entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to help his sister to ...

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  • Are Journalists Entitled To Overtime Pay?
    Are Journalists Entitled To Overtime Pay?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the oldest federal labor laws and provides many protections for workers. Among these are guarantees that workers receive minimum wage and that non-exempt ...

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  • Tip Sharing Law May Lead To Confusion And Backpay Lawsuits
    Tip Sharing Law May Lead To Confusion And Backpay Lawsuits

    New reports that hotel food and beverage workers have reached a settlement unpaid wage claim . 150 current and former food and beverage workers sued the Crowne Plaza Hotel for its failure to reimburse ...

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  • Female Police Officer Retaliation Award Upheld
    Female Police Officer Retaliation Award Upheld

    A recent case upheld a $417,955 jury verdict award in a sex discrimination retaliation case. In Lore v. Syracuse , a female police officer – Therese Lore – filed a sex discrimination case claim after ...

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  • Atlanta HIV Discrimination Case Moves Forward
    Atlanta HIV Discrimination Case Moves Forward

    Recently, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an Atlanta district court made three crucial errors when it rejected an HIV-positive claim of disability discrimination against the Atlanta ...

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