201701.12
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Gender Identity and The Legal Right to a Restroom

EEOC: EMPLOYERS, YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT OF ACCESS TO A RESTROOM THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a Fact Sheet which unequivocally states that an employer is guilty of unlawful gender discrimination if they restrict the employee’s access to a restroom that is not consistent…

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…

201604.28
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The Family and Medical Leave Act has now extended its coverage to include Married Same-Sex Couples!

The office of Personnel Management issued a final rule revising the definition of “spouse” in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), to include legally married same-sex couples.  The announcement states, “The Final Rule amends the regulatory definition of spouse under the FMLA so that eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages will…

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,…

201601.27
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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…