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U.S. District Court Rules that UPS Union Contract Violates ADA

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In July, 2018,  the Kansas U.S. District Court issued an important ruling, in which it held that the terms of a UPS Ground Freight union contract violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against disabled drivers. According to the court’s findings, disabled drivers were paid as much as ten percent less than… Read More »

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Bank of America Sued for Failing to Maintain Foreclosed Properties in Minority Neighborhoods

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In late June, the National Fair Housing Alliance, 19 other housing groups, and two Maryland homeowners filed a lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging that the financial institution violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by intentionally failing to maintain foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods, despite consistently maintaining similar properties in primarily white areas. According… Read More »

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Report Finds Wage Theft on the Rise in California

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

According to a recent study published by the Corporate Research Project, “wage theft” is on the rise across the country, with California topping the list. In fact, of the more than 500 American-based companies that have paid out nearly $9 billion in wage-theft claims in the last 20 years, nearly half are from California…. Read More »

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Federal Appeals Court Says Law Doesn’t Forbid Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals  reaffirmed its earlier decision  holding that employees are not protected from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. This case is only the most recent in a series of suits being filed across the country, many of which provide differing guidance. In fact, two of the eleven judges  on… Read More »

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Disney Sued By Dog Trainer Who Takes Poodles To Parks

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Attorney Dan Saxe is representing the dog trainer, click here to read article

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HUD Investigates Facebook Over Housing Advertisements

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently reopened an investigation into Facebook’s advertising practices. The investigation was initiated earlier this year after Facebook was accused of giving advertisers the ability to exclude certain ethnic groups from seeing housing advertisements posted on their site. The reopened investigation follows hot on the heels of… Read More »

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Lawsuits Claim that Websites Don’t Accommodate the Disabled

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Hundreds of companies have come under fire in recent months after a slew of class action lawsuits were recently filed against them in federal court. According to the complaints, the websites of Nike, Burger King, Hershey, Pandora, Lord & Taylor, and a number of other well-known companies, don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules that Companies can Use Arbitration Clauses in Employee Contracts

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Late Last month, the Supreme Court issued a ruling on the use of arbitration clauses in employment contracts that could have a significant impact on employee rights across the country.  The Issue   A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court released a ruling on an issue that goes to the heart of many employment-related… Read More »

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Utah Drywall Company Ordered to Pay Back Wages to 267 Employees

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

A drywall company located in Spanish Fork, Utah was recently sanctioned for failing to pay employees a fair wage and ordered to pay $550,000 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in back wages to 267 employees, in addition to $100,000 in civil penalties. The labor violations in this case, which… Read More »

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Transgender Bathroom Complaints Will no Longer be Investigated by the Education Department

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In 2016, the Obama administration directed public schools to begin allowing students to use the bathrooms that aligned most closely with their gender identity, even if that identity conflicted with the gender listed on their birth certificates. In its announcement, the administration concluded that prohibiting transgender students from using public school restrooms qualifies as… Read More »

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