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  • Are LGBTQ employees protected from workplace discrimination?
    Are LGBTQ employees protected from workplace discrimination?

    Last week, the Justice Department weighed in on an unsettled legal issue – whether the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. The Department ...

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  • Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Unlawful Retaliation
    Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Unlawful Retaliation

    Recently, a scientist at the United States Department of Interior issued a public statement about a whistleblowing lawsuit he filed against the Federal government. In this case, he filed a suit ...

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  • What types of damages can I recover in an employment discrimination case?
    What types of damages can I recover in an employment discrimination case?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits several different types of employment discrimination, including discrimination or harassment based on one’s gender, race, religion or national ...

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  • DOL signals it may seek to increase the FLSA's salary threshold
    DOL signals it may seek to increase the FLSA's salary threshold

    After implementation of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were put on hold last year, many employers and employees were left wondering whether the changes would ultimately take ...

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  • Are employers required to share tips?
    Are employers required to share tips?

    Recently, the 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that employers are not required to share tips with employees as long as those employees are paid at least minimum wage. In that case, a woman ...

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  • Do Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation discrimination?
    Do Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation discrimination?

    The 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals which covers Georgia, Florida and Alabama, has just denied a woman’s claim of discrimination based on sexual orientation. In the recent case a woman asserts that she ...

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