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  • Workers To Receive Back Pay Following National Origin Lawsuit Settlement
    Workers To Receive Back Pay Following National Origin Lawsuit Settlement

    Employment law news reports that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has just settled a national origin discrimination lawsuit against a Japanese company. According to allegations, ...

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  • Muslim Teen Allegedly Denied Job Because Of Head Scarf May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination
    Muslim Teen Allegedly Denied Job Because Of Head Scarf May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination

    The popular clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch, often in hot water for its advertising campaigns, now finds itself facing legal troubles. A Muslim teenager was turned away for employment by the ...

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  • Bill To Amend FLSA May Give Employers More Control Over Overtime Pay
    Bill To Amend FLSA May Give Employers More Control Over Overtime Pay

    Recently a House Bill aimed at amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was introduced to a U.S. Congressional Committee. The FLSA as it is currently written is already one of the more pro-worker ...

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  • A Single Instance Of Harassment Can Be Enough To Constitute A Hostile Work Environment
    A Single Instance Of Harassment Can Be Enough To Constitute A Hostile Work Environment

    Despite improvements in race relations over the last several decades, many instances of racism still exist in the workplace. Two different federal laws exist that protect against race discrimination ...

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  • Fair Labor Standards Act Protects Your Right To Overtime Compensation
    Fair Labor Standards Act Protects Your Right To Overtime Compensation

    House republicans are set to consider legislation that may weaken your right to overtime compensation under federal law. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the oldest federal labor laws, ...

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