201602.10
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Should You Be Paid For Snow or Hurricane Days?

Inclement weather can often be frustrating to employees as it hampers one’s  ability to commute to work.. Missing work may affect your next paycheck.  Determining whether you have the ability to work from home, or are entitled to be paid your wages during inclement weather days depends on the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards…

201601.29
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Breaching the Gender Gap: Obama Wants Companies to Disclose Pay Data.

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to address unequal pay practices by requiring companies with more than 100 employees to submit salary data by race, gender and ethnicity. The announcement comes seven years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — his first piece of legislation as president — which…

201601.27
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Do You Work In The Healthcare Industry? How To Make Sure You Are Being Paid Correctly

The U.S. Department of Labor explains in Fact Sheet #17N when Nurses are considered exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The FLSA requires that most employees be paid the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and overtime pay at time and one half of the regular rate of pay for…

201601.18
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We Must Never Forget Martin Luther King.

On this Martin Luther King Day we pause to remember the message of Dr. King.  Dr King preached a message of equality for all human beings regardless of their race, religion  or ethnicity. This is an especially vital message today as the  voices of racial and ethnic division and discord  bang loudly on their angry…

201512.16
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Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired

Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired As Christmas approaches you begin to purchase some gifts, and are looking forward to getting a few days off to celebrate the holiday season.  A call comes in from your Supervisor requesting your presence in his/her office the week before Christmas.  In great anticipation you are hoping that he/she will…

201511.30
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How to Handle Disclosing your Pregnancy at Work; The Legal Caveat

 How to Handle Disclosing your Pregnancy at Work; The Legal Caveat Being pregnant can be a wonderful and beautiful time in your life, however some employers are less friendly to pregnancy than others. Listed below are a few tips and legal considerations when you are delivering the news of your pregnancy to your employer. 1….

Schools Found to Have Discriminated Against Transgender Student
201511.03
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Schools Found to Have Discriminated Against Transgender Student

Schools Found to Have Discriminated Against Transgender Student On Monday, the Obama administration weighed in on the issue with the release of a report slamming a suburban Chicago public school district for not providing a transgender student with access to the girls’ locker rooms. The report found that Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill., unfairly…

Supreme Court Takes On Discrimination In Jury Selection
201511.02
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Supreme Court Takes On Discrimination In Jury Selection

Supreme Court Takes On Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection The U.S. Supreme Court wrestles Monday with a problem that has long plagued the criminal justice system: race discrimination in the selection of jurors. “Numerous studies demonstrate that prosecutors use peremptory strikes to remove black jurors at significantly higher rates than white jurors.” Those are not…