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  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988
    Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988

    Background On June 27, 1988, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (“Act”) was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. Generally, the Act prohibits employers who are engaged in interstate ...

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  • Occupational Injuries and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Occupational Injuries and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Introduction In employment law, there are two distinct bodies of law that address occupational injuries and disabilities: state workers’ compensation laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act ...

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  • Employee Leave to Care for a Parent under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
    Employee Leave to Care for a Parent under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

    Overview: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), as amended, protects employees who need leave from work for their own medical condition(s), as well as ...

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  • Does Self-Employment Constitute a Reasonable Effort to Mitigate Title VII Damages?
    Does Self-Employment Constitute a Reasonable Effort to Mitigate Title VII Damages?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) provides that “[i]t shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or ...

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  • Points to Note Regarding the Outside Sales Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Points to Note Regarding the Outside Sales Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act

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

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  • Can You Sue A Municipality For Workers’ Compensation Retaliation?
    Can You Sue A Municipality For Workers’ Compensation Retaliation?

    Introduction Workers’ compensation laws are created and governed by states. In Alabama, the Workers’ Compensation Act includes a specific statute prohibiting retaliation. Alabama Code section ...

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