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  • Title VII Sex Discrimination and “Plus” Claims
    Title VII Sex Discrimination and “Plus” Claims

    Title VII: An Overview The State of Alabama is an at-will state, which means an individual can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, but the reason cannot violate state or federal law. One ...

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  • FLSA: Outside Sales Exemption
    FLSA: Outside Sales Exemption

    Introduction The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime, and other employment standards, affecting both the private and public sectors of employment. ...

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  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA): Fiduciaries
    Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA): Fiduciaries

    ERISA: An Overview The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that protects an individual’s rights to benefits under employee benefit plans. Under a plan governed by ...

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  • Am I Prohibited From Pursuing an FMLA Retaliation Claim If My Employer Succeeds on My Unemployment Compensation Claim?
    Am I Prohibited From Pursuing an FMLA Retaliation Claim If My Employer Succeeds on My Unemployment Compensation Claim?

    Introduction The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protects an individual’s right to take a leave of absence from work for specific family and medical reasons. There are two causes of action an ...

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  • My Claim for Benefits Under an ERISA Plan has Been Denied, What’s Next?
    My Claim for Benefits Under an ERISA Plan has Been Denied, What’s Next?

    ERISA: Introduction The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) is a federal law that protects an individual’s rights to benefits under employee benefit plans that are established or ...

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  • Am I “Qualified” under the ADA if I receive SSDI benefits?
    Am I “Qualified” under the ADA if I receive SSDI benefits?

    The Conflict Between the Americans with Disabilities Act and Social Security Disability Insurance The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) and the Social Security Act both help individuals with ...

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