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  • Not All Salaried Employees Are Exempt
    Not All Salaried Employees Are Exempt

    Halilburton must pay $18 million to resolve a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim that for a mistake that is considered the number one thing employers should not do when compensating salaried ...

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  • Employment Discrimination May Involve Many Different Types of Conduct
    Employment Discrimination May Involve Many Different Types of Conduct

    A recent employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against a Louisiana company allege unlawful racial discrimination. According to the suit, the man was employed as a night shift supervisor in ...

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  • Requiring
    Requiring "Strength Test" May Constitute Sex and Age Discrimination

    Discrimination laws prohibit employment discrimination against current and prospective employees on the basis of a variety of different protected categories such as race, sex, national origin, and ...

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  • Wage and Hour Lawsuits In the Hospitality Industry on the Rise
    Wage and Hour Lawsuits In the Hospitality Industry on the Rise

    Recently, the number of lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been on the rise, particularly in the hospitality industry. In fact, earlier this month a Wall Street ...

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  • Intern or Employee?
    Intern or Employee?

    The question whether student interns should be considered employees is an often-difficult employment law decision. If a student intern is considered an employee, he or she may be entitled to ...

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  • New Bill Takes Aim At Employment Discrimination Based on Credit Report
    New Bill Takes Aim At Employment Discrimination Based on Credit Report

    Recently, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) introduced a new bill seeking to eliminate potential employment discrimination based your credit score. The new bill – the ...

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