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  • What Constitutes
    What Constitutes "Sufficient Notice" To An Employer Of Sexual Harassment?

    Sexual harassment is one of the most well-known forms of employment discrimination. But what happens if you’re a victim of sexual harassment at work? Do you know who to tell? When does your employer ...

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  • Death Threats Against Pro-Obama Worker Could Be Racially Motivated
    Death Threats Against Pro-Obama Worker Could Be Racially Motivated

    Unfortunately, a significant amount of racism surfaced during President Obama’s first campaign, as well as his second campaign against Mitt Romney. In a particularly offensive race harassment case, an ...

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  • Exempt Or Non-exempt? Failing To Classify Workers Correctly May Violate The FLSA
    Exempt Or Non-exempt? Failing To Classify Workers Correctly May Violate The FLSA

    Determining whether a worker is exempt v. non-exempt is one of the more crucial decisions employers can make. If a worker is categorized as “non-exempt” the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides ...

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  • Independent Contractor Or Employee?
    Independent Contractor Or Employee?

    One of the more difficult questions in employment law – and one that gets employers in a lot of trouble – is are you an employee or an independent contractor? Recently, the 11th Circuit Court of ...

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  • Sexaul Harassment Claim Allowed Based On Spankasaurus And Gabbygail Comments
    Sexaul Harassment Claim Allowed Based On Spankasaurus And Gabbygail Comments

    Being called names by your supervisor can lead to valid claims of a hostile work environment. Similar to last week’s post concerning a female detective referred to as “

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  • Referring To A Female Police Officer As
    Referring To A Female Police Officer As "That Chick Cop" May Be Sexual Harassment

    A Connecticut court has just determined that a female police officer can advance her claims of sex discrimination and sex harassment. One of her primary complaints – the police chief repeatedly ...

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