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  • Temporary Illnesses or Conditions May Be Covered by the ADA/ADAAA
    Temporary Illnesses or Conditions May Be Covered by the ADA/ADAAA

    When does an illness or condition constitute a disability that is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)? In a recent ...

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  • Minimum Wage to Increase in 13 States
    Minimum Wage to Increase in 13 States

    With the coming new year, 13 states will be increasing their minimum wage. Although Congress failed to raise the federal minimum wage, these states have taken action to improve the pay of many minimum ...

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  • Owner May be Liable for Race Discrimination Under
    Owner May be Liable for Race Discrimination Under "Joint Employer" Theory

    A recent race discrimination case looked at who should be held responsible for alleged discriminatory actions at a construction site. In EEOC v. Skanska USA Bldg. , Inc. a group of black workers hired ...

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  • Wage and Hour Requirements in Bad Weather
    Wage and Hour Requirements in Bad Weather

    With winter upon us, many workers miss work or arrive late due to bad weather conditions. Do you know your company’s policies if you’re late as the result of bad weather, or if your company closes ...

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  • Supreme Court May Hear FLSA Case Finding Owner Personally Liable For FLSA Violations
    Supreme Court May Hear FLSA Case Finding Owner Personally Liable For FLSA Violations

    The owner of grocery chain Gristedes Foods Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the recent decision finding him personally liable as an “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. ...

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  • Applicant Who Was Denied Interview At Weight Watchers Can Proceed with Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
    Applicant Who Was Denied Interview At Weight Watchers Can Proceed with Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

    A woman who was pregnant may be able to maintain an employment discrimination lawsuit against weight watchers. In EEOC v. The WW Group, a pregnant woman filed a claim against Weight Watchers after ...

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