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American Airlines Accused of Discriminating Against Employees with Disabilities

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Last week, American Airlines and one of its subsidiaries agreed to pay approximately $9.8 million in stock to settle claims made by ex-employees who alleged that they were discriminated against as a result of their disabilities. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination against employees with disabilities is not uncommon, so if you or a loved… 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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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 Bill May Limit Rights Under the ADA

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The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering a bill known as the ADA Education and Reform Act, which if passed may end up complicating the process of filing claims against businesses who are allegedly failing to comply with “public access” section of the the Americans with Disabilities Act. Current Law  The ADA requires that… Read More »

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Protections for Disabled Individuals Under the ADA: Service Animals

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Both federal and state law prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities, both in the employment setting, and the public accommodation setting. This means that most businesses are required to take certain steps to ensure that disabled individuals have reasonable access to their property, which includes allowing them to use service animals. What Qualifies as… Read More »

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House of Representatives Passes New Overtime Law

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In May, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (HR 1180), which would provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector. In lieu of overtime pay, employees could receive compensatory time off for which overtime pay would otherwise have been required.  The bill is currently being reviewed by… Read More »

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