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  • 11th Circuit Remands Case to Determine What Is an Essential Function Under the ADA
    11th Circuit Remands Case to Determine What Is an Essential Function Under the ADA

    A recent disability discrimination case evaluated whether a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic man could maintain his claim for disability discrimination against Federal Express Corporation “FedEx” ...

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  • Pressure Increases To Pass ENDA
    Pressure Increases To Pass ENDA

    In a call for legislators to pass the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA), Vice President Biden called employers’ ability in some states to fire employees because of their sexuality “barbaric” ...

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  • President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA
    President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA

    President Barack Obama has just released a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” aimed at ...

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  • California Supreme Court Hears Meal And Rest Break Case - Brinker v. Superior Court - Could Affect Workers Across The Country
    California Supreme Court Hears Meal And Rest Break Case - Brinker v. Superior Court - Could Affect Workers Across The Country

    A case being considered by the California Supreme Court has the potential to affect meal and rest breaks for all nonunion employees. At issue in Brinker v. Superior Court is whether an employer must ...

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  • McDonalds Workers Filed Wage and Hour Claims
    McDonalds Workers Filed Wage and Hour Claims

    McDonald’s workers in 3 states have filed wage and hours lawsuits against the fast food giant – including both the company and several franchise owners. The lawsuits allege numerous Fair Labor ...

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  • Do You Know The Facts About Religious Discrimination?
    Do You Know The Facts About Religious Discrimination?

    The federal government has just released new documents meant to help employees who may have questions concerning employment discrimination – specifically religious discrimination in the work place. ...

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