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  • Court Holds Uber Drivers Are Employees
    Court Holds Uber Drivers Are Employees

    Whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can have a significant effect on a person’s take home pay, as well as his or her entitlement to certain rights and benefits. ...

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  • Age Discrimination Claim Advances Based On
    Age Discrimination Claim Advances Based On "Cat's Paw" Theory

    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits age discrimination. This means that it is illegal for an employer to take adverse employment action against an employee based on his or her ...

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  • Is Your Company Required to Pay You Overtime Compensation For After-Hours Smart-Phone Use?
    Is Your Company Required to Pay You Overtime Compensation For After-Hours Smart-Phone Use?

    Many companies have taken to the practice of providing their employees cell phones. This practice can blur the line between work hours and off hours, and raise legal questions concerning the right to ...

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  • Gay Rights Groups Seek Legislation Ending Employment Discrimination
    Gay Rights Groups Seek Legislation Ending Employment Discrimination

    In anticipation of a Supreme Court victory on same-sex marriage, many gay rights activists believe that the time is ripe for passing broad based federal legislation against discrimination in the ...

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  • Supreme Court Finds Religious Discrimination
    Supreme Court Finds Religious Discrimination

    In a victory for victims of discrimination, the Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie and Fitch. Allegedly, the clothing ...

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  • How The Overtime Rules May Affect You
    How The Overtime Rules May Affect You

    The Department of Labor will soon be issuing a new proposal concerning overtime pay with many observers believing that the salary threshold will be raised. Currently, workers are only guaranteed time ...

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