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  • Woman with Perfume Sensitivity May Be Able to Bring Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
    Woman with Perfume Sensitivity May Be Able to Bring Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

    A recent disability discrimination case examined the actions of a jail dentist. In Mitter v. Cnty. of DuPage , a nurse alleged that the jail dentist planted strongly perfumed objects around his ...

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  • Frito-Lay Settles Overtime Pay Case
    Frito-Lay Settles Overtime Pay Case

    Frito-Lay has just agreed to pay a $1.6 million to settle and wage and hour lawsuit filed on behalf of current and former employees. The employees involved in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...

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  • Woman Who Was Fired For Wearing Sword To Work May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination
    Woman Who Was Fired For Wearing Sword To Work May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination

    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an Internal Revenue Service agent – Kawaljeet Tagore – may be able to bring a religious discrimination claim under the Religious Freedom ...

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  • When Should You Get Paid For Putting On And Taking Off Work Attire?
    When Should You Get Paid For Putting On And Taking Off Work Attire?

    In the ongoing discussion of when employers must pay you for time spent putting on and off protective work clothing, the U.S. Supreme Court recently evaluated under what circumstances employers are ...

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  • Worker With 'Crying Spells' After Daughter Was Raped Can Bring FMLA Claim
    Worker With 'Crying Spells' After Daughter Was Raped Can Bring FMLA Claim

    It’s not easy to juggle the demands of work and family life. What happens If a family member gets sick or if you or your spouse need to take time off to care for your new baby? What options exist? In ...

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  • Employers May Be Held Personally Liable For Overtime Wage And Pay Violations
    Employers May Be Held Personally Liable For Overtime Wage And Pay Violations

    The federal government wants to make sure you get paid what you deserve and that your employer is not taking advantage of you. In fact – the federal government is so employee friendly that in certain ...

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