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Archive for October 2016

New Overtime Rules: 21 States Seek Injunction

In May 2016, the Obama administration approved an amendment to the Department of Labor’s rules regarding overtime pay. The new overtime rules would essentially double the salary amount at which a worker would become ineligible for overtime, taking it from $23,660 to $47,476. Middle and lower class workers could see an increase in their pay,…

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Disability Discrimination Case: Work Services, Inc. Sued By EEOC

Disabled Americans often encounter discrimination in employment and hiring, due to the mistaken belief that they will not be able to perform as well as able-bodied workers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stringently upholds the principle of parity in employment, and as such, it will bring suit occasionally against employers and employment agencies that…

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How do You Know if You’re in a Hostile Work Environment?

Most people are familiar with the concept of a hostile work environment, especially if they are a member of one or more minority groups. However, far fewer can define what that actually means, and that lack of knowledge can lead to many harassment claims going unreported. Being familiar with what hostile work environment actually is…

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“Protected Activity” Under Employment Laws

Most laymen have the rough idea that there are things an employer cannot legally fire someone for doing. However, especially when determining federal vs. state regulations, not as many can identify the actions that someone may not be terminated for doing. This can have severe effects, as it is not uncommon for someone to be…

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