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  • Even A Dollar's Difference In Pay If Based On Gender May Constitute Sex Discrimination
    Even A Dollar's Difference In Pay If Based On Gender May Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Although it seems like a thing of the past, sex discrimination continues to occur in the workplace. Many different actions may constitute sex discrimination in the workplace, and Title VII prohibits ...

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  • Unpaid Intern At Charlie Rose Show Files Wage And Hour Lawsuit
    Unpaid Intern At Charlie Rose Show Files Wage And Hour Lawsuit

    A former intern at the Charlie Rose show has filed a wage and hour lawsuit based on alleged violations of state wage laws similar to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that require employers to pay ...

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  • Instances Of Harassment Not Raised At Administrative Level Allowed In Civil Sexual Harrassment Lawsuit
    Instances Of Harassment Not Raised At Administrative Level Allowed In Civil Sexual Harrassment Lawsuit

    A recent case out of California determined that even though certain allegations were not raised during the administrative phase of a sexual harassment case, that those allegations could be raised as ...

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  • Supreme Court To Determine Whether Employees Are Protected From Retaliation For Making Oral Complaints
    Supreme Court To Determine Whether Employees Are Protected From Retaliation For Making Oral Complaints

    As the new Supreme Court session gets under way, an important case for worker’s rights will be determined. In Kasten v. Saint-Gobain , the Court will examine the issue of retaliation as it relates to ...

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  • Unpaid Internships May Violate The FLS
    Unpaid Internships May Violate The FLS

    With spring approaching and summer not far off, employers and students begin thinking about summer jobs, including summer internships. Many employers have gotten in trouble for using “unpaid interns” ...

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  • Demotion Without Job Description Considered Constructive Discharge
    Demotion Without Job Description Considered Constructive Discharge

    Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees “because of” their race or color. This means that an employer may not take your race or color ...

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