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  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against HUD Secretary
    Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against HUD Secretary

    A federal official has just filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that she was demoted for refusing to go over budget and pay more than was allowed to decorate Housing and Urban Development ...

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  • Federal Appeals Court Determines Title VII Protections Against Sex Discrimination Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Federal Appeals Court Determines Title VII Protections Against Sex Discrimination Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    On Monday, a second federal court of appeals determined that sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 extends to and includes sexual orientation discrimination. The New ...

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  • The Importance of Cracking Down on Minimum Wage Violations
    The Importance of Cracking Down on Minimum Wage Violations

    A recent investigation by Politico determined that as legislative fights continue concerning raising the minimum wage, enforcement of current minimum wage laws can be a challenge. The national minimum ...

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  • As Hiring Practices Change, Employers Must Use Care Not to Discriminate
    As Hiring Practices Change, Employers Must Use Care Not to Discriminate

    As the workplace evolves, both in how employers seek new hires, and the day-to-day performance of tasks, it is important that employees’ basic rights are respected and are not inadvertently violated ...

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  • Whistleblower lawsuit alleges CMO was terminated for reporting fraud
    Whistleblower lawsuit alleges CMO was terminated for reporting fraud

    The chief medical officer of a large medical center in the southeast has just sued the hospital in a whistleblower lawsuit asserting that he fired after he testified about the hospital’s alleged ...

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  • Where do employers make the most wage and hour mistakes?
    Where do employers make the most wage and hour mistakes?

    Federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), along with numerous state and local regulations, provide wage and hour regulations employers must follow. However, the laws are constantly updating ...

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