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HUD Issues New Guidance on FHA Protections for Those with Limited English Proficiency

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In September, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published new guidance on how the Fair Housing Act (FHA) applies to claims of housing discrimination based on a person’s inability to speak fluent English. According to HUD’s recent announcement, the FHA prohibits this type of conduct, so if you were denied housing… Read More »

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HUD Warns Missouri About Effects of Recently Enacted Anti-Discrimination Legislation

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Last week, a letter that was sent by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to state officials in July was finally released to the public. According to the letter, officials in Missouri were notified that the state would no longer be permitted to participate in certain federal housing programs due to… Read More »

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Third Circuit Court Holds That Employees Must be Paid for Short Rest Breaks

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Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and employee rest breaks. Ultimately, the court determined that employers are required to compensate workers for breaks, however, this is only true for certain types of rest breaks, so if you have questions about whether your… Read More »

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New Florida Law Provides for ADA Inspections

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This year, the Florida Legislature passed a bill designed to protect business owners in the state from frivolous ADA lawsuits, while also ensuring that all violations are addressed within a reasonable timeframe. The new law, former bill 727, went into effect on July 1st. Inspecting Premises for ADA Violations   Under the terms of… Read More »

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Investigation Reveals Widespread Labor Violations in Trucking Industry

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Last month, Costco announced that it would no longer be doing business with a California trucking company that had been accused of forcing its drivers to work overtime without pay. The decision is only one example of the actions being taken by many well-known name brands in response to a USA Today Network investigation… Read More »

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Transgender Employees and the ADA

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Until recently, employees who had been the victims of discrimination in the workplace were required to file claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. However, a federal district court recently held that a transgender employee who suffered from gender dysphoria was also permitted to file… Read More »

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New Federal Bill Seeks to Expand Fair Housing Act to Cover Gender Identity

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Earlier this year, a new bill was introduced in the Senate, that if passed, could significantly expand the protections offered under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Currently, the FHA prohibits housing discrimination based on color, race, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability. The law’s proponents seek to expand the protections offered by the… Read More »

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Employees File Suit Against Restaurant for Violation of Overtime/Minimum Wage Laws

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Last month, six current and former employees of Farmers Restaurant Group filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against their employer, which is the parent company of a number Farming Founders restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. According to the complaint, the company’s managers require their employees to… Read More »

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New York City Residents Allege Discrimination by Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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In April, a group of disability organizations and disabled residents filed a class action lawsuit in both state and federal court against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which it claims does not provide users with adequate elevators and electric lifts in the New York City subway system. According to the complaints filed by the… Read More »

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Drastic Cuts to HUD’s Budget Proposed

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Recently, the Trump Administration proposed significant budget cuts for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the tune of around six billion dollars. In response, many fair housing advocates and experts in urban policy have voiced concerns that the budget cuts would have devastating consequences for low-income families by stalling backlogged repairs… Read More »

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