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  • Changes Likely To Exemptions Under The FLSA
    Changes Likely To Exemptions Under The FLSA

    President Obama and the Department of Labor have indicated that they will reveal proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sometime in early 2015. One of the areas that will be ...

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  • Should Thanksgiving Workers Get Overtime Pay?
    Should Thanksgiving Workers Get Overtime Pay?

    More and more retailers seeking to capitalize on holiday shopping are requiring employees work on Thanksgiving. While many take advantage of this extra opportunity to get great deals, save money and ...

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  • Georgia School Districts Cannot Claim Immunity Under The Eleventh Amendment
    Georgia School Districts Cannot Claim Immunity Under The Eleventh Amendment

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta has just issued an important ruling that could potentially impact future employment discrimination lawsuits. The decision provides that ...

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  • RACE DISCRIMINATION VERDICT REINSTATED AGAINST MARTA
    RACE DISCRIMINATION VERDICT REINSTATED AGAINST MARTA

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has just reinstated a $500,000 retaliation verdict against MARTA. The retaliation lawsuit was filed after a man was allegedly fired for telling his ...

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  • 50 Years Later: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII
    50 Years Later: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII

    In 1963, after marches and lobbying by the civil rights community, President John F. Kennedy publicly endorsed a civil rights bill, which would give “all Americans the right to be served in facilities ...

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  • Research Shows Weight Discrimination is Prevalent
    Research Shows Weight Discrimination is Prevalent

    Employment discrimination may occur in a variety of settings. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits many types of discrimination including discrimination based on race, color, sex, ...

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