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  • Supreme Court To Help Define Who Is An Employer
    Supreme Court To Help Define Who Is An Employer

    In a case that could potentially have far-reaching impact, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to accept a case that deals with the question – “who is an employer?” At first glance, this seems like a ...

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  • UPS Driver May Maintain Racial Harassment Case After Co-workers Left Banana Peels In His Truck
    UPS Driver May Maintain Racial Harassment Case After Co-workers Left Banana Peels In His Truck

    Although what constitutes actions that are “enough” to show racial harassment isn’t set is stone – case law provides some guidance. In some situations the harassment is obvious – such as a noose in ...

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  • Raising The Minimum Wage Would Benefit Workers And The Economy
    Raising The Minimum Wage Would Benefit Workers And The Economy

    Recently federal lawmakers have introduced measures in congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 and hour from its current $7.25. As expected, detractors raise the same arguments against ...

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  • Actions That Create A Hostile Work Environment May Be Grounds For A Retaliation Lawsuit
    Actions That Create A Hostile Work Environment May Be Grounds For A Retaliation Lawsuit

    In a recent employment discrimination case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit determined that employees who experience a hostile work environment may file and maintain claims of ...

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  • Wage Theft On The Rise
    Wage Theft On The Rise

    An unfortunate reality of today’s economy is that more and more workers are facing “wage theft.” Wage theft refers to the practice of underpaying or failing to pay workers for their labor. As stated ...

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  • Employees May Be Held Personally Liable For Retaliation
    Employees May Be Held Personally Liable For Retaliation

    In an interesting case, the 7th circuit court of appeals determined that an employee may be held personally liable where their actions lead an employer to retaliate against employee. In Smith v. Bray ...

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