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Blog Posts in February, 2014

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  • Is Attendance an Essential Function of Your Job?
    Is Attendance an Essential Function of Your Job?

    If you take a leave of absence from work because of a disability, do you know if you are entitled to return to your job? Your employment rights depend on a variety of factors, so it is always ...

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  • Improper Tip Pooling Leads To Significant Wage And Hour Lawsuit
    Improper Tip Pooling Leads To Significant Wage And Hour Lawsuit

    Recently, a popular sports bar chain agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle a wage and hour claim. The back wage lawsuit arose as the result of the bar’s improperly withholding tips from waiters ...

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  • Will The Federal Minimum Wage Hike Affect You?
    Will The Federal Minimum Wage Hike Affect You?

    Beginning next January 2015 home health care workers will be covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This change in the law will affect the nearly 2 million home care workers who make up one of the ...

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  • A Claim For Retaliation May Exist Where A Friend Is Fired
    A Claim For Retaliation May Exist Where A Friend Is Fired

    While most people are aware that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, race or religion, many people do not realize that it is also against the law to retaliate against someone who makes ...

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  • Passing ENDA and the Pay Check Fairness Act Would Benefit Workers
    Passing ENDA and the Pay Check Fairness Act Would Benefit Workers

    In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, he set forth an agenda promising to make 2014 a year of action. He also expressed his commitment to civil liberties and civil rights. Included in ...

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  • Undocumented Workers Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Undocumented Workers Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets forth federal guidelines that affect nearly all employers concerning overtime pay and minimum wage requirements. For example, the FLSA requires that workers be ...

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