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  • A Common Hiring Practice May Violate the ADEA
    A Common Hiring Practice May Violate the ADEA

    A recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision addressed the issue of whether the disparate impact provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) apply to job applicants just as it ...

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  • Former Top Chef Contestant's Restaurant Accused of Sexual Harassment
    Former Top Chef Contestant's Restaurant Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Workplace sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. A lawsuit was recently filed by an employee ...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about the FLSA?
    Frequently Asked Questions about the FLSA?

    The U.S. Department of Labor brought claims against an Ohio-based church, the Grace Cathedral, for its failure to pay their restaurant workers for the work they did. Although these workers were ...

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  • Confusing Political Discrimination for Religious Discrimination
    Confusing Political Discrimination for Religious Discrimination

    Confusing Political Discrimination for Religious Discrimination Although this story does not involve the employment sector, its implications are still applicable. In an interesting case out of ...

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  • Can Prior Salary Be a Defense in Equal Pay Claims?
    Can Prior Salary Be a Defense in Equal Pay Claims?

    The Equal Pay Act makes it illegal for employers to pay men and women different salaries when they perform substantially similar work. However, employers often defend against these claims by proving ...

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  • Proving Same-Sex Harassment in the Workplace Can be a Challenge
    Proving Same-Sex Harassment in the Workplace Can be a Challenge

    Many people believe that unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace only involves a male employee harassing a female employee. True - the majority of sexual harassment cases involve men harassing ...

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