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  • Google Employees Protest After Alleged Harasser is Given $90 Million Severance
    Google Employees Protest After Alleged Harasser is Given $90 Million Severance

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is certainly not a new phenomenon. There are both federal and state statutes in place that protect victims of workplace harassment, and yet, sex discrimination and ...

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  • Employers Try to Force Confidentiality Agreements on Sexual Harassment Victims
    Employers Try to Force Confidentiality Agreements on Sexual Harassment Victims

    Sexual harassment issues, in the workplace and beyond, have become a popular topic in the media. We recognize sexual harassment claims to typically involve unwelcome sexual advances, requests for ...

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  • Can My Employer Revoke Approved FMLA Leave?
    Can My Employer Revoke Approved FMLA Leave?

    A unique issue affecting FMLA litigation has been addressed by a few federal courts, but a consensus has not yet been reached. The question is whether an employer can change its mind about an ...

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  • A Few Common Questions Answered About Wage and Hour Laws
    A Few Common Questions Answered About Wage and Hour Laws

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal statute that establishes the minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, and other pay-related issues in the workforce that apply to full-time and ...

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  • Can My Employer Subject Me to Random Drug Tests?
    Can My Employer Subject Me to Random Drug Tests?

    It is understandable that some employers need to perform random drug tests in the interest of protecting company safety. However, requiring employees to submit to random drug tests can involve ...

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  • EEOC Recovers for Alabama Employees Subjected to Racial Harassment and Retaliation
    EEOC Recovers for Alabama Employees Subjected to Racial Harassment and Retaliation

    The EEOC recently resolved racial harassment and retaliation claims brought by three employees working at a Selma construction site for Olympia Construction, Inc., an Alabama company. According to the ...

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