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How the Government Shutdown Affects Labor and Employment Law

October 1, 2013
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If you have active matters with any federal agencies, expect for them to be on hold. Please remember that while the EEOC and other agencies might be temporarily out of business, the laws that they enforce are not.


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Labor Department Expands Wage and Hour Laws to Home Care Workers

September 18, 2013
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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division extended minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to home care workers.


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Bathroom Breaks Do Not Equal Breaks in Pay

September 12, 2013
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Treating your employees like tagged wildlife — tracking and recording their every move within the workplace — will create an work environment of distrust and apathy. Instead, you should treat all employees like professionals, and address performance-based issues as they arise.
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Protecting the Caregiver

September 11, 2013
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An overview of resources to address caregiver discrimination.
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Fox Searchlight Case Confirms That Unpaid Interns Are a Dying Breed

June 18, 2013
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I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.
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Fox Searchlight Case Confirms That Unpaid Interns are a Dying Breed

June 17, 2013
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Last week two former interns sued Condé Nast for unpaid wages. I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.
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Lactation Discrimination Equals Pregnancy Discrimination

June 3, 2013
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Because men cannot lactate, it is discriminatory to deny an employee's lactation request, because such a denial would necessarily treat women (or, more specifically, child-bearing women) differently than men.
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Taking Issue With the Term 'Wage Theft'

May 7, 2013
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Yes, we have a wage-and-hour problem in this country. Wage-and-hour non-compliance, however, is a sin of omission, not a sin of commission. Employers aren't intentionally stealing; they just don't know any better.
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New Bill Seeks to Extend Comp Time to Private Employers

April 11, 2013
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The Fair Labor Standards Act already provides similar rights to public sector employers. It's about time that the law is changed to provide the same rights to those in the private sector.
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Are Employers Screwing Up the FLSA's Lactation Mandate? Probably Not.

January 30, 2013
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A little more than a year ago I pointed out that the Labor Department had only cited 23 companies, or 0.023 percent of all companies with 100 or more employees, with inadequate lactation accommodation. Now, with an additional six months of data, the number of citations has jumped by 13, from 23 to 36.
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