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  • Nondiscretionary Incentive Payments Under the New FLSA Overtime Rule
    Nondiscretionary Incentive Payments Under the New FLSA Overtime Rule

    With all of the good news surrounding the new FLSA overtime rule, it should not be a surprise that there may be one or two "catches" to the new policies. The provision regarding "nondiscretionary ...

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  • Is the Equal Pay Mandate Unfriendly to Businesses?
    Is the Equal Pay Mandate Unfriendly to Businesses?

    Apparently, some state governments think so. Just recently, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, vetoed proposed state legislation that would prohibit pay discrimination based on gender. This was his ...

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  • Whose Intent Matters in Discrimination Cases: the Employer or the Employee?
    Whose Intent Matters in Discrimination Cases: the Employer or the Employee?

    In the general employment discrimination context, whether the employer had the intent to discriminate is key. For instance, if an employee is disciplined, the question is whether it was the employer's ...

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  • Male Supervisor Unsuccessful in Establishing Sex Discrimination
    Male Supervisor Unsuccessful in Establishing Sex Discrimination

    Proving a claim of sex discrimination can be a challenge in most cases. You must be able to establish that gender was a "motivating factor" in the challenged decisions. It can be even more challenging ...

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  • Exempt Employees Previously Unable to Get Overtime may now be Eligible
    Exempt Employees Previously Unable to Get Overtime may now be Eligible

    According to the statistics, there are more than 4 million employees out there who have previously been unable to receive overtime pay because they were considered exempt under the FLSA. That has now ...

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