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Blog Posts in January, 2014

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  • Should you be compensated for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear?
    Should you be compensated for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear?

    A recent case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court evaluated when your employer must compensate you for putting on/taking off different required types of work gear. The questions involves what is ...

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  • Age Discrimination Cases On The Rise
    Age Discrimination Cases On The Rise

    While most people are familiar with laws that make it illegal to be fired based on your race, gender, religion or even age, they may not realize that the failure to hire for these reasons may also be ...

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

    During this week’s the State of the Union address President Obama revealed his plan to hike the minimum wage to $10.10/from $7.25 for federal employees through the use of an Executive Order. Obama ...

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  • A Temporary Impairment May Be Considered a Disability
    A Temporary Impairment May Be Considered a Disability

    A recent disability discrimination lawsuit determined that impairment, even if temporary may be considered a disability under the ADA Amendments Act. The issue came up in a case where an analyst was ...

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  • Many Different Actions May Constitute Race Discrimination
    Many Different Actions May Constitute Race Discrimination

    Despite advances in race relations, unfortunately work place discrimination and harassment continues to exist throughout the country. A recent case evaluated the situation of a white worker who ...

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  • Wage and Hour Lawsuits Predicted to Increase in 2014
    Wage and Hour Lawsuits Predicted to Increase in 2014

    As with recent years, wage and hour lawsuits continue to be one of the most rapidly growing areas of employment litigation. Wage and hour lawsuit often arise out of the situation where employers ...

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