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55 min ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Wheelchair access questioned

Daily JournalProvidence Missionary Baptist Church on East Washington Street in Rockingham was built in 1920 and does not have a wheelchair ramp.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Law

4 hrs ago | JD Supra

DOL Proposes Rule That Would Require Federal Contractors to Submit Pay Data

On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a proposed rule that would require certain federal contractors to submit annual equal pay reports providing summary data on their employee compensation.

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8 hrs ago | JD Supra

DOL Requests Information Regarding Use of Brokerage Windows and...

The U.S. Department of Labor published a request for information regarding the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in 401 plans and other participant-directed defined contribution plans that are subject to the fiduciary duty rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended .

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Related Topix: Law, Personal Finance, Retirement

12 hrs ago | JD Supra

Developments Impacting Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

As federal and state agencies and courts further examine the implications of the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling on same-sex marriage in U.S. v.

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Related Topix: Tax, Pension, Personal Finance, Law

15 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Retirement planning: Look before you leap with account withdrawals

Freshly-cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Personal Finance, Retirement, Law

20 hrs ago | FindLaw

FedEx Ruling: Form, Rather Than Label, Determines Independent Contractor Status

Independent contractor or actual employee? An employee gets Fair Labor Standards Act protections, including overtime and benefits.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Black workers take concerns, complaints to St. Pete City Council

A string of city workers, union officials and community members went before the City Council on Thursday to demand that the city do something about racial tension within its workforce.

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Related Topix: Law, African-American

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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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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