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  • Justice Ginsburg Calls On Congress To Intervene After Employment Discrimination Ruling
    Justice Ginsburg Calls On Congress To Intervene After Employment Discrimination Ruling

    This past week, the Supreme Court issued its decision in an employment discrimination case that may have far reaching consequences. In Vance v. Ball State , the nation’s highest court defined who is a ...

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  • 75th Anniversary Of FLSA Highlights Need For Increase In Minimum Wage
    75th Anniversary Of FLSA Highlights Need For Increase In Minimum Wage

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Enacted in 1938, the FLSA provides certain minimum wage and overtime standards that apply to nearly all U.S. employers. The ...

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  • Are Age Discrimination Cases Becoming More Prevalent?
    Are Age Discrimination Cases Becoming More Prevalent?

    It’s undeniable – the country’s work force is aging. Workers are staying in their jobs longer and retiring later. Many baby boomers are re-entering the work force at an older age both as a means to ...

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  • Arthritis May Be Considered a Disability for Purposes of the ADA/ADAAA
    Arthritis May Be Considered a Disability for Purposes of the ADA/ADAAA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) protect qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination . This definition can be ...

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  • Court Decides That Unpaid Interns Were Really Employees In Fox Searchlight Case
    Court Decides That Unpaid Interns Were Really Employees In Fox Searchlight Case

    A New York judge has just determined that Fox Searchlight violated minimum wage and overtime laws by having unpaid interns work on the movie “Black Swan.” Companies may hire “unpaid interns” and have ...

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  • Is Lactating A Medical Condition Of Pregnancy?
    Is Lactating A Medical Condition Of Pregnancy?

    In an attempt to avoid charges of discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, a Houston area employer argued that lactation was “not a medically related condition of pregnancy.” The ...

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