201608.03
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Undocumented Workers Rights At Their Workplace

The Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, rendered a split decision (4-4) on the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA+), as well as the Deferred Action for Parent Accountability (DAPA). DACA+ would have expanded the population eligible for the DACA program to people of any current age who entered the United…

201606.24
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Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees

Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees By: Matthew Brotz Imagine being denied a job or being fired because part of your attire speaks to a personally held religious belief. In today’s progressive society it may seem unlikely. But, think again. Not long ago, this happened to a young woman named Samantha…

201605.18
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New Overtime Rule To Extend To Million Of Additional Workers

Beginning December 1st, If You Make Less Than $47,476 You Will Be Entitled To Overtime Pay! By: Daniela Carrion Today,  President Obama and The United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez announced the final rule updating the overtime regulations under the Federal Labor Standard Act.  The new rule will extend overtime protection to million of…

201604.12
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Equal Pay Day: Because Women Make $.79 For Every Dollar Men Make

Today marks the 20th year since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963.  Today, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed April 12th as National Equal Pay Day and announced that a national monument is set to unveil in order to seek increased attention to the pay inequalities in the United States, and…

201603.30
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Gender Bias at the Workplace is Gender Discrimination: Florida’s Female Attorneys Report

 Gender Bias at the Workplace is Gender Discrimination: Florida’s Female Attorneys Report As March is Women’s History Month, the Florida Bar issued a report in which it describes “…Women in the Legal Profession.” The report is the first of its kind and it’s an effort by the Florida Bar in understanding the field for female…

201602.18
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Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit

Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit Recently Adidas, the second largest sportswear company has added a clause to their contracts with their male and female endorsing athletes that if a sponsored athlete reveals publicly that they are lesbian, gay,…

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…

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….