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  • Can the Ability to Work Overtime be an Essential Function of Your Job?
    Can the Ability to Work Overtime be an Essential Function of Your Job?

    When disabled employees seek workplace accommodations because of their disability, as they are allowed to do under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), they must first be able to establish they ...

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  • Is It Discriminatory to Ask an Employee About Intended Pregnancy?
    Is It Discriminatory to Ask an Employee About Intended Pregnancy?

    While it is true that legal protections from discrimination in the workplace exist, there are certainly some employers who still violate them. That includes employer actions that involve pregnancy and ...

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  • The Department of Justice Changes its Position on Transgender Discrimination
    The Department of Justice Changes its Position on Transgender Discrimination

    There is currently no federal law that explicitly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. There is no federal law that provides even general protection against discrimination for LGBT ...

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  • Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws that Protect Employees
    Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws that Protect Employees

    This article is meant to provide a basic outline of the federal anti-discrimination laws that protect employees from illegal discrimination while in the workplace. Claims brought under these laws can ...

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  • Publix Accused of Religious Discrimination for Policy Banning Dreadlocks
    Publix Accused of Religious Discrimination for Policy Banning Dreadlocks

    A very common challenge to employer dress codes relates to religions that impose strict dress and/or grooming requirements. For example, Native Americans are not allowed to cut their hair and Muslims ...

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  • Misclassification Overtime Case Worth Over $2 Million
    Misclassification Overtime Case Worth Over $2 Million

    When an employer misclassifies employees to make them exempt from wage and hour laws, that is a clear violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the Department of Labor, the number ...

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