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3 hrs ago | JD Supra

Another Approaching Benchslap for EEOC?

In a positively delightful "man bites dog" story, a former EEOC investigator just filed suit against the EEOC alleging race discrimination, racially hostile work environment, and retaliation in violation of Title VII and the Civil Rights Act.

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Related Topix: Law

7 hrs ago | The Republic

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.

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Related Topix: Law, Captain Cook, HI

7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.

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7 hrs ago | JD Supra

New Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act

On Monday, August 25, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law new pregnancy discrimination and accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act , which will afford expectant mothers specific workplace protections during their pregnancy and childbirth.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Law

10 hrs ago | JD Supra

Let's Talk About Sex: U.S. Department of Labor Targets...

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex... includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."

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Related Topix: Law, Transgender

12 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Integrated Employee Benefits Merges with One Risk in California

As a result of the merger, IEBS owner Robert Silva has joined ORG as vice president in its employee benefits practice.

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Related Topix: Law

13 hrs ago | JD Supra

Department of Labor Opens the Door to Questioning Brokerage Windows Under 401(k) Plans

A request for information by the U.S. Department of Labor was published on August 21, 2014 regarding the use of so-called "brokerage windows" under retirement plans, such as many Section 401 plans, that allow participants to direct the investment of their retirement accounts.

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Related Topix: Law, Personal Finance, Retirement, Mutual Funds

13 hrs ago | JD Supra

Good Things Come To Those Who Document Good Wage & Hour Practices

Remember those Guinness commercials from the early 2000s with the tagline "Good things come to those who wait" ? In wage and hour law, good things come to those who document good wage and hour practices.

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Related Topix: Law

14 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right?

I am a law school graduate who went into teaching rather than legal practice and then began to see how badly government has mangled education at all levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Lewis, Law

18 hrs ago | WNED

Teachout brings campaign 'momentum' to Buffalo

Perhaps reflecting a tight campaign budget against an incumbent Governor Cuomo, Teachout is on a bus tour, a "whistleblowers tour," looking at corruption in Albany.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WWTC-AM Eagan

VA Report Finds Concludes No Deaths Linked To Delays

A new government report reveals widespread manipulation of scheduling data at VA hospitals nationwide.

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Turnto10.com

Ex-top Chafee official Licht sworn in as judge

Licht had served as Chafee's director of administration since he took office in 2011.

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JD Supra

Coerced Arbitration Agreement Not Enforceable in FLSA Collective Action

Executive Summary: The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a district court's decision denying an employer's motion to compel the arbitration of a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, finding that the court's decision was within its authority to manage such actions.

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JD Supra

Court Upholds Employer's Inflexible Leave Policy

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a number of lawsuits against companies with inflexible leave policies, claiming the policies are discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act .

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Breaks

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all employers with more than 50 employees nationwide are required to comply.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Nursing, Medicine

Kansas City InfoZine

EEOC Sues Costco for Sex Discrimination

According to the EEOC's complaint, Costco violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employees against sex discrimination, when the company failed to take steps to protect one of its female employees from unwelcome advances of one of its warehouse member-customers.

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Related Topix: Law, Glenview, IL

Examiner.com

Raising the minimum wage proves to be an economic stimulus

A new study has shown that raising the federal minimum wage to around ten dollars would lift five to six million Americans out of poverty.

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Related Topix: Law

TurnTo23.com

Blind man & his dog asked to leave waiting room

"He is trained to stop if theres any danger ahead of me," Garcia tells 23ABC. "He keeps me safe.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Testimony ends in federal online ballot tool case

A judge said Tuesday that he expects to rule "very quickly" on a lawsuit seeking to force Maryland officials to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind, a case that could impact other states that don't use the tool.

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Related Topix: Law

Daily Herald

Quinn signs pregnancy anti-discrimination measure

New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

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Related Topix: Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

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