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Cecil Killer Allegedly Also Preyed on Women at his Workplace

The infamous dentist from Minnesota, Walter Palmer, whose fame came as a result of a social media firestorm in reaction to his shooting killing of the beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil, allegedly has a history of sexually harassing behavior, according to a recent RawStory report. In 2009, Mr. Palmer settled a sexual harassment suit filed against…

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Proposed Overtime Rules Have Employers Rushing to Track Employees

Last month the Obama administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes in the federal overtime rules (NPRM) more than doubled the salary threshold that determines whether or not workers are eligible for overtime pay. As a result, employers across the nation are scrambling to track and manage the number of hours their employees really work,…

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New York City Marks Its First Disability Pride Parade

Earlier this year New York hosted its inaugural disability pride parade, which included a crowd of thousands that rolled, rode and walked down Broadway from Madison Square Park to Union Square, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. The event marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the crowd…

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Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women for Getting Pregnant

In the aftermath of the recent United States Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, legislation that protects individuals who oppose these civil unions is being pushed by Republicans. A recent Huffington Post article reports that the law is known as the First Amendment Defense Act and it protects against discrimination by the government…

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Skilled Employment Discrimination Lawyers: NY to Fight Agesim

Approximately 1.1 million teenagers are seeking work but are unable to find it, according to a recent New York Times article. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the share of the labor force that includes workers aged 16 to 19 has dropped by as much as 40 percent since the year 2000. While experts…

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Things to Consider Before Signing that Employment Contract

It’s an exciting moment when a great company offers you an employment contract. But how closely should you read all the details, beyond payment and benefits? Below are some issues that should be closely considered, preferably by an experienced employment contract law attorney. Job Security – contrary to popular belief, protection from involuntary termination is…

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Reddit Executive’s Dismissal Shut Down Parts of Popular Site

Reddit, the popular online message board, shut down hundreds of sections of its site this past week. News reports claim the reason behind the disruption was to protest the sudden dismissal of one of the company’s high-level employees, Victoria Taylor. The shutdown allegedly affected almost 300 discussion areas on the Reddit site, one of the…

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Employment Contract Law: How Many Breaks Am I Entitled To?

Employment contract law was created to ensure that the rights of employees are protected. It is not uncommon for employers to provide employees with periodic rests and lunch breaks, whether paid or unpaid. Contrary to popular belief, these breaks are not mandated by federal labor law, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some,…


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Where Do Women Draw the Line with Sexual Harassment?

Coming forward with a sexual harassment complaint in the workplace can be intimidating. In fact, according to a national phone survey conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the majority of individuals who experience sexual harassment in the workplace fail to report the incident. One reason may be that this type of inappropriate behavior…

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Salary Overtime Law: Can You Sue Your Boss For Making You Answer Late Night Emails?

With the advent of company-issued smartphones that, unfortunately, give companies access to their employees 24-7, the line between the workday and off-hours has definitely become blurred. Easy electronic access to business due to the common use of BlackBerrys, iPhones, and other hand-held devices is disrupting home-life and raising legal issues. A small number of lawsuits…

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