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  • Federal Whistleblower Center Supports Legislation Supporting Employees who Report Harassment
    Federal Whistleblower Center Supports Legislation Supporting Employees who Report Harassment

    The National Whistleblower Council has just signed a letter in support of H.R. 4924 which seeks to provide greater workplace protections to congressional staff who complain of workplace harassment. ...

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  • Spending Bill Provides Protections to Tipped Workers
    Spending Bill Provides Protections to Tipped Workers

    Congress has just passed its new proposed spending bill, which includes a welcome provision protecting restaurant workers ability to keep the tips they earn. The bill sets forth that owners and ...

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  • Sex Discrimination Laws Protect Transgender Workers, Federal Court Rules
    Sex Discrimination Laws Protect Transgender Workers, Federal Court Rules

    Two recent cases have bolstered support for the conclusion that Title VII prohibitions against sex discrimination extend to and include sexual orientation discrimination. In the first, the Sixth ...

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  • Pay considerations for employees who want to work remotely
    Pay considerations for employees who want to work remotely

    With more and more companies providing ways from employees to work remotely, what happens when an employee who typically performs in-office work, calls in sick and requests to work from home? What are ...

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  • How Does Daylight Savings Time Affect My Pay?
    How Does Daylight Savings Time Affect My Pay?

    This weekend marks the beginning of daylight savings time. On Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m., time will “spring ahead” one hour for most states across the country. Late shift workers and other over-night ...

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  • Federal Court Determines Title VII Prohibits Transgender Discrimination
    Federal Court Determines Title VII Prohibits Transgender Discrimination

    In a recent landmark case, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits transgender workplace discrimination. The court also determined that ...

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