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  • Congress Weighs in on Tip Pooling
    Congress Weighs in on Tip Pooling

    Recently, Congress introduced the Omnibus Spending Bill which includes provisions for tip pooling. Tip pooling provisions can be complicated and often restaurant and hotel workers - employees who ...

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  • Federal Court Finds ADEA Protects Job Applicants from Age Discrimination
    Federal Court Finds ADEA Protects Job Applicants from Age Discrimination

    A recent Federal Appeals court decision found that federal law protects job seekers against age discrimination and not just older workers who are already employed. The Age Discrimination in Employment ...

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  • Does the denial of a job offer for wearing dreadlocks constitute race discrimination?
    Does the denial of a job offer for wearing dreadlocks constitute race discrimination?

    An African-American woman has petitioned the Supreme Court to review her race-discrimination matter. She asserts that she was offered a job as a customer service representative, but the offer was ...

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  • DOL issues 3 new opinion letters
    DOL issues 3 new opinion letters

    The Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued three new opinion letters on various topics that affect the enforcement of wage and hour rules and regulations. While the opinion letters do not have the ...

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  • Exemptions need not be
    Exemptions need not be "narrowly" construed

    A recent Supreme Court decision concerning how workers are classified (whether as exempt or non-exempt) may potentially have widespread impact on this issue. In the matter, a car dealership classified ...

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  • Jury awards $17 million in national origin discrimination case
    Jury awards $17 million in national origin discrimination case

    A federal jury has just awarded a man almost $17 million in a national origin discrimination case. According to court documents, the man was repeatedly criticized and berated because his Arab ...

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