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  • Does Title VII protect against sexual orientation discrimination?
    Does Title VII protect against sexual orientation discrimination?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against workers on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender and sex. Whether this law includes protections against sexual ...

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  • Is Time Spent at work on Wellness Activities Compensable?
    Is Time Spent at work on Wellness Activities Compensable?

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued a new opinion letter concerning whether time spent at work on wellness activities in compensable pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

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  • Georgia Leads Nation in Claims of LGBT Discrimination
    Georgia Leads Nation in Claims of LGBT Discrimination

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits gender discrimination. Whether this federal law extends to a protects individuals from sexual orientation discrimination is not settled. Several ...

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  • When are salaried employees entitled to overtime pay?
    When are salaried employees entitled to overtime pay?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides many protections to workers – including the right to earn at least minimum wage and for most non-exempt workers, to earn overtime compensation for all ...

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  • Sex Discrimination Suit Alleges Systemic Bias
    Sex Discrimination Suit Alleges Systemic Bias

    New reports that a recent employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Nike. The sex discrimination lawsuit asserts that women were systematically discriminated against, and passed over ...

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  • Arbitrating Individual Claims May Influence Employers
    Arbitrating Individual Claims May Influence Employers

    Following the recent Supreme Court decision allowing companies to require employees waive their rights to arbitrate as a group, many workers and employee advocates worried that their ability to demand ...

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