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  • Following Federal Government's Extension of Overtime Benefits To Home Health Care Aides, California Signs Law Granting Overtime Pay To Domestic Workers
    Following Federal Government's Extension of Overtime Benefits To Home Health Care Aides, California Signs Law Granting Overtime Pay To Domestic Workers

    After decades of being mistreated under the law, domestic workers are finally being recognized for their hard work and long hours. Recently, the White House announced that these workers will finally ...

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  • Reasonable Accommodations May Not Have to Be Essential to Allow a Worker to Perform Job
    Reasonable Accommodations May Not Have to Be Essential to Allow a Worker to Perform Job

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) protect individuals with “disabilities” from discrimination . Specifically these ...

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  • Woman Allowed to Maintain Claim of
    Woman Allowed to Maintain Claim of "Regarded As" Disability Discrimination After Termination

    In order to combat various forms of employment discrimination at work, Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While this law makes certain forms of discrimination illegal such as ...

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  • Overtime And Minimum Wage Protections Extended To Home Health Care Aides
    Overtime And Minimum Wage Protections Extended To Home Health Care Aides

    In a victory for home health care workers, the White House has just announced that these workers will finally be entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections. For 38-years, these workers have ...

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  • College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB
    College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB

    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the college football players at Northwestern should be considered “employees” of the University and entitled to organize. This decision may have ...

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  • Should You Be Paid If You Work Through Your Breakss?
    Should You Be Paid If You Work Through Your Breakss?

    Do you routinely have to work through your breaks? If you are not paid for time worked through breaks you may be entitled to back pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires that ...

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