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  • FMLA Leave Covers Care of Children Regardless Of Age Disability Begins
    FMLA Leave Covers Care of Children Regardless Of Age Disability Begins

    The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has just issued an important opinion regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act. Officially entitled Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2013-1 , ...

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  • Do Start Ups Need To Pay Their Employees Overtime Compensation?
    Do Start Ups Need To Pay Their Employees Overtime Compensation?

    The combination of the sluggish economy and advances in technology has led to an increase in the number of “start-ups” – new entrepreneurial ventures that are often started with little capital. ...

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  • What Is An Essential Function Of Your Job?
    What Is An Essential Function Of Your Job?

    What is an essential function of your job? The answer may affect your ability to bring a disability discrimination lawsuit. A basic rule of the federal anti-disability discrimination law (the ADA and ...

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  • How Does A Natural Disaster Impact Your Take Home Pay?
    How Does A Natural Disaster Impact Your Take Home Pay?

    What happens if you are scheduled to work and a hurricane strikes, or your office building floods, or the weather prevents you from getting to work? Are you entitled to be paid when a natural disaster ...

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  • Hospital Worker Fired For Refusing Flu Shot Due To Vegan Beliefs Can Sue Hospital for Religious Discrimination
    Hospital Worker Fired For Refusing Flu Shot Due To Vegan Beliefs Can Sue Hospital for Religious Discrimination

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Act prohibits religious discrimination. This federal anti-discrimination law means your employer may not discriminate against you “because of” your religious ...

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  • What Constitutes Retaliation In A Fair Labor Standards Act Case?
    What Constitutes Retaliation In A Fair Labor Standards Act Case?

    The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides certain minimum wage and overtime standards that apply to nearly all U.S. employers. Pursuant to the FLSA, employers must pay workers at least ...

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