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Blog Posts in May, 2019

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  • What Can I Do if My Employer is Obsessed with My Private Life?
    What Can I Do if My Employer is Obsessed with My Private Life?

    Privacy concerns in the workplace are not uncommon. It can be particularly disturbing for an employee when a supervisor or business owner starts to interject themselves into the employee’s personal ...

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  • Finding Appropriate Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases
    Finding Appropriate Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases

    It is not often that appellate courts overturn trial court decisions that favor employers. However, the Fourth Circuit recently did just that. One of the main issues in the case ( Haynes v. Waste ...

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  • The ADEA Protects Against More than Just Termination
    The ADEA Protects Against More than Just Termination

    You may already know that the ADEA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects both employees and applicants who are 40 years of age or older from being discriminated against in the ...

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  • The IRCA and Immigration Discrimination in the Workplace
    The IRCA and Immigration Discrimination in the Workplace

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all employees, dating back to when the law was passed. This is done by ...

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  • A Primer on Age Discrimination in the Workplace
    A Primer on Age Discrimination in the Workplace

    Age discrimination in the workplace continues to be an issue in our country despite increased media attention. June of 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ...

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  • Do Employees Understand How Overtime Should be Calculated?
    Do Employees Understand How Overtime Should be Calculated?

    Employers are required by federal law (and some state laws) to pay their employees a minimum wage. Currently, the federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. Some state laws require higher minimum ...

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