Blog Posts in February, 2016

The Equal Pay Task Force Leads the Charge in Fighting Discriminatory Pay

More than 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act in order to guarantee equal pay for both men and women who perform the same job. This was the first of many laws ...
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Are Women More Prone to Age Discrimination than Men?

For older individuals in the workforce, especially those looking for jobs, age discrimination is a big problem. Despite the anti-discrimination laws that protect against employment discrimination on ...
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The Push for More Comprehensive Equal Pay Laws

Equal pay for equal work has long been a major employment concern. In Hollywood and Silicon Valley, in fact, there have been many high profile cases challenging gender pay equality in the last year. ...
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Even Your Boss can get in Trouble on Social Media!

Now that Facebook or Twitter has become such an integral part of our lives, we have begun to see more and more cases of employees getting in trouble at work for statements made on social media. Our ...
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4 Things You Need to Know About the Equal Pay Act

You may be surprised to learn that, as recent as 2014, women working full time in the United States were typically paid only 79% of what men were paid. That is a significant gap of 21%. According to ...
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Is the Glass Ceiling Real and Can Women Break Through?

Despite the media's attempts to depict women as gaining more success in the corporate world, gender discrimination is alive and well in our country. Yes, the so-called "glass ceiling" is ...
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Class Action Against Wells Fargo for Overtime Violations Settles

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime is considered any time spent working over eight hours a day or forty hours a week. The FLSA, a federal law, requires employers to pay hourly ...
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3 Things You Need to Know About Gender Identity Discrimination

Discrimination based on gender identity does occur in the workplace. It could show itself in the termination of a transgender employee once the employer finds out about the employee's gender ...
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Publicly Endorses Age Discrimination in Hiring

It is unlawful, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, to discriminate against an employee because of their age, specifically employees who are age 40 and older. It is also unlawful to ...
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Intern or Employee?

In order to fall under the protection of laws applicable to employees, you must first be considered an employee. That may seem like an easy thing to establish, but in reality, the determination that ...
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Religiously-Based LGBT Discrimination

More and more frequently, people are claiming a right to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. This type of discrimination can come in many different forms. For instance, there are cases of ...
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What Happens After a Successful Mediation of your Employment Claim?

If you are one of the lucky ones – the employee whose EEOC mediation was a success – them you may have some questions about what happens next. For employees who remain at work after ...
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Terminated for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock

Terminated for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock There are many different forms of pregnancy discrimination. The recent case of a terminated school teacher in Florida demonstrates a particular form of ...
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Does Your Employer Give you Breaks during Your Shift?

Many Alabama workers question whether or not their employers are required to give them meal or rest breaks during their shifts. The answer depends on the nature of the break. There are both federal ...
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Employment Discrimination Against Muslim or Middle Eastern Employees

Title VII makes it unlawful to discriminate against an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Title VII also requires an employer to provide reasonable ...
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Overqualified or Too Old - Age Discrimination in the Workplace

How many times have you, or someone you know, been turned down for a job because you are "overqualified?" Not hiring someone because they have too much experience or skill seems completely ...
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Another Restaurant Chain Accused of Wage Theft

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, started in Chicago and famous for its "Chicago Style" pizza, is yet another restaurant chain to be accused of wage theft by its employees. The Queens, New York ...
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