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What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Breaks

What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Breaks Know what the law says about compensation for meal and rest periods Do you often find that your meal breaks are only a few minutes, yet you get ...
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Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job

Need to Care for a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job The Americans with Disabilities Act has some coverage for caretakers You may care deeply about your job but for ...
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Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work

Female Boss Didn’t Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man’s Work Single mother of seven had stellar employment record before she was fired Is there such a thing as “men’s work” ...
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Papa John's Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability

Papa John’s Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability Franchise owner did not want employee’s job coach in restaurant As many people know, the Americans with ...
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What Are Pregnant Women's Rights on the Job?

What Are Pregnant Women’s Rights on the Job? Examining the patchwork of laws that protect women Even though women comprise about 47% of the U.S. workforce, issues surrounding pregnant ...
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Woman Says She Was Fired Because of Obligations to Her Autistic Child

Woman Says She Was Fired Because of Obligations to Her Autistic Child Company misinformed staffer about her rights under the FMLA It’s sad but true: many companies take advantage of the fact ...
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Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal?

Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal? When obesity is and isn’t covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act Many people are aware that a company cannot refuse to hire you ...
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Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect's Comments as Legal Defense

Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect’s Comments as Legal Defense Public official allegedly offered subordinate $1,000 to go to a hotel with him “I was trying to lift her ...
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New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problems

New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problems Similar laws may pop up across the country to address needs of “gig economy” In today’s so-called gig economy, more ...
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Cancer Survivor Receives $75K after Alleging that Company Refused to Accommodate Her

Cancer Survivor Receives $75K after Alleging that Company Refused to Accommodate Her Wal-Mart employee with physical limitations says she was forced to stand Fighting cancer is hard enough, but for ...
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Woman Fired Over White Nationalist Views; Was It Legal?

Woman Fired Over White Nationalist Views; Was It Legal? Employee spotted in video at “alt right” gathering Can you be fired for your personal views on race, even if you do not express ...
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Black Staffer Fired After Refusing to Work with Man Who Used N-Word

Black Staffer Fired After Refusing to Work with Man Who Used N-Word Woman says she was terminated for threatening to contact a lawyer Can an African American woman be lawfully terminated for refusing ...
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What You Need to Know About National Origin Discrimination

What You Need to Know About National Origin Discrimination EEOC issues new guidance on the topic You may already be familiar with the basic concepts surrounding racial discrimination. However, fewer ...
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Male Employees Fired for Opposing Harassment of Female Coworkers

Male Employees Fired for Opposing Harassment of Female Coworkers Company must pay $1.4 million to workers who complained One of the biggest reasons that people don’t speak up about unlawful ...
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Muslim Worker Fired After Announcing He'd Defend Himself Against Harassers

Muslim Worker Fired After Announcing He’d Defend Himself Against Harassers Employer refused to take action on man’s complaint In the aftermath of last week’s election, racial tension ...
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Brian Heller is Now a Name Partner at Schwartz Perry & Heller

Schwartz & Perry has been renamed to Schwartz Perry & Heller​ with Brian Heller officially becoming a name partner at the law firm. We could not be more excited to move into this next chapter ...
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The Sometimes-Subtle Face of Age Bias

The Sometimes-Subtle Face of Age Bias Over 40? Here’s what you need to know about age discrimination “You’re not a good fit with our culture.” “We need people with ...
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Exotic Dancers Sue for Appropriate Employment Status

Exotic Dancers Sue for Appropriate Employment Status Women claim they were misclassified as independent contractors In today’s so-called gig economy, a large percentage of workers are finding ...
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Court Saw Through Company's Attempt at Retaliation

Court Saw Through Company’s Attempt at Retaliation Employer sued woman after her complaint of unfair pay In a lot of ways, Tera Lopez personifies many workers’ worst fears about facing off ...
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Supervisor Limited Expectant Mom's Bathroom Breaks

Supervisor Limited Expectant Mom’s Bathroom Breaks Manager had different rules for pregnant employee Did a manager at a popular restaurant chain try to drive a pregnant employee off the job? ...
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Security Guard Fired for Outing Peeping-Tom Coworker

Security Guard Fired for Outing Peeping-Tom Coworker Man sued employer for retaliation and was awarded $115K Imagine that you witness one of your coworkers doing something you consider to be ...
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Boss Told Worker with Heart Condition Not to Die at His Desk

Boss Told Worker with Heart Condition Not to Die at His Desk Company refused to reduce staffer’s hours after heart surgery Reducing stress is often the first piece of advice that doctors give ...
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Diabetic Employee Fired for 'Stealing' Juice to Stabilize Blood Sugar

Diabetic Employee Fired for ‘Stealing’ Juice to Stabilize Blood Sugar Woman awarded $277K for disability discrimination If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you might know how ...
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8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancies

8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancies Boss attempted to discourage women from having babies Even though women have been in the workforce for decades, there are ...
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Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issues

Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issues Employees claim that they were forced to work off-the-clock It’s time to clock out, but that doesn’t mean you can go home. That’s ...
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