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Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Amid Claims of Government Corruption

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Earlier this month, a nurse filed a claim in federal court against her former employer after she was fired for reporting concerns that a supervisor was committing fraud. Although there are laws in place that prohibit these types of retaliatory actions, employees who report employer misconduct are still regularly fired or demoted as a… Read More »

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Former Employee of Telecommunications Company Alleges Gender and Age Discrimination

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In November, 2018, the former technology director at Blank Rome filed suit against her former employer and its chief information officer, alleging that she was terminated after making a number of complaints about gender bias and age discrimination. Allegations of Gender and Age Discrimination in the Workplace   The lawsuit in question was filed… Read More »

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SEC Criticized for Proposed Changes to its Whistleblower Program

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Earlier this summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a series of amendments to the rules that govern its whistleblower program. The propositions were met with criticism from many who expressed concern that the changes would undermine the whistleblower program’s current success. Based on the comments made during the SEC’s open comments… Read More »

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Georgia Department of Corrections Ordered to Provide Officers with Back Pay

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Late last month, after conducting an in-depth investigation into the payment practices of more than 40 Department of Corrections facilities in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ordered the Department to pay nearly $429,005 in back wages to 1,257 employees. According to the DOL, the Georgia Department of Corrections had… Read More »

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

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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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Report Finds Wage Theft on the Rise in California

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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

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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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Lawsuits Claim that Websites Don’t Accommodate the Disabled

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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

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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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Panera Employees File Claim Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

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A number of Panera employees in Washington D.C. and Alabama recently filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant, claiming that they were not paid overtime wages. All of the employees worked as assistant managers and according to the complaint, were unlawfully classified as exempt workers and so were denied the overtime pay and… Read More »

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