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  • Facebook Faces Race Discrimination Charges
    Facebook Faces Race Discrimination Charges

    A lawsuit filed in federal court asserts that the social media giant Facebook unlawfully discriminated against two black employees at its North Carolina data center. According to the complaint, the ...

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  • Implementation of New Overtime Rule Suspended
    Implementation of New Overtime Rule Suspended

    A Texas Court has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of several key features of the overtime rule set to take effect on December 1st. The new white collar exemption rule ...

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  • Can I Be Fired While on FMLA Approved Leave?
    Can I Be Fired While on FMLA Approved Leave?

    The Family Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) extends a variety of protections and rights to many employees, salaried or hourly. It can grant a total of 12 months of unpaid leave after an employee or a close ...

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  • Can an Employer Deduct Pay from a Salaried Employee?
    Can an Employer Deduct Pay from a Salaried Employee?

    An employee paid an hourly rate must be paid for every minute worked and at their hourly rate; there are very few exceptions to this employment law requirement. But what about employees that are paid ...

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  • Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against Millennial Workers on the Basis of Age?
    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against Millennial Workers on the Basis of Age?

    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits age discrimination in the work place. Pursuant to the ADEA, if you are over 40, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you ...

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  • How Will the Change in Presidency Affect Overtime Laws?
    How Will the Change in Presidency Affect Overtime Laws?

    With the election of Donald Trump as our new president, many people have questions concerning how wage laws will be affected by the new administration. Recently, a Texas court halted the ...

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