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  • Employee Fired for Caring for Disabled Parent Successfully Brings ADA Claim
    Employee Fired for Caring for Disabled Parent Successfully Brings ADA Claim

    A recent disability discrimination case evaluated whether an employer can lawfully fire an employee for being too distracted from his job duties while caring for his father. The court determined that ...

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  • What Duties Are Integral and Indispensable?
    What Duties Are Integral and Indispensable?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to most workers in the United States and provides that employees are entitled to earn at least minimum wage, and non-exempt employees must be paid overtime ...

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  • Are You An Employee Or Independent Contractor?
    Are You An Employee Or Independent Contractor?

    How workers are classified – whether they are considered to be employees or independent contractors, exempt or non-exempt – is often the starting point for many employment discrimination lawsuits . ...

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  • Deductions for Uniforms Cannot Reduce Your Overtime
    Deductions for Uniforms Cannot Reduce Your Overtime

    Do you have to wear a uniform as a part of your job, and is the cost for the uniform deducted from your paycheck? Your company has to follow a number of guidelines to do this correctly– and, if they ...

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  • 21 States To Raise Minimum Wage In 2015
    21 States To Raise Minimum Wage In 2015

    With 2015 approaching, 21 states are set to increase their minimum wage. In nine states, the raise is called for by state laws. These include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, ...

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  • Wage and Hour Collective Actions May Lead To Improved Workplace Conditions
    Wage and Hour Collective Actions May Lead To Improved Workplace Conditions

    Over the last several years, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed against employers has steadily increased. Federal lawsuits based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may arise ...

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