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Time Is Big Bucks, Class-Action Wage Lawsuits Show

December 21, 2007
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When an employer is sued for violation of employment practices today, the suit likely doesn’t allege discrimination or sexual harassment, but rather violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.
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Worker-Status Rulings A Relief To Drug Firms

December 5, 2007
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Big pharmaceutical firms are applauding separate federal court decisions to deny class-action status for lawsuits alleging Bayer Corp. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals misclassified workers’ status.
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The Hot List: 2007 Employment Law Firms

December 4, 2007
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Listed in alphabetical order Published November 19, 2007
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The Hot List: 2007 Employment Law Firms

December 4, 2007
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Listed in alphabetical order Published November 19, 2007
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Clinton Measure Calls for Better Pay, Training for Child Care Workers

November 21, 2007
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People who provide child care for 12 million youngsters each week often can’t afford such programs for their own kids, according to advocates seeking to increase pay and training for the social workers.
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High Court Expresses Frustration With EEOC Charge Definition

November 7, 2007
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In the first oral argument for an employment law case this session, justices became irritated in trying to define exactly what constitutes a formal charge under EEOC procedures.
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Salary-based Overtime Exemption Considered

November 5, 2007
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As long as an employee in fact receives a predetermined salary for each pay period that he or she works, such one-time deviations from the employee’s regular pay schedule do not in themselves destroy the employee’s salaried status.
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Salary-based Overtime Exemption Considered

November 5, 2007
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As long as an employee in fact receives a predetermined salary for each pay period that he or she works, such one-time deviations from the employee’s regular pay schedule do not in themselves destroy the employee’s salaried status.
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Say-on-Pay Law Could Mean Lawsuits Galore, Oxley Says

October 18, 2007
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Proposed legislation to give investors an advisory vote on executive pay, if passed, would lead to the unintended consequences of messy litigation and more lawmaking from Congress, says Nasdaq vice chairman and former congressman Michael Oxley.
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House Passes Bill to Upend Supreme Court Pay Bias Decision

July 31, 2007
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Named after the plaintiff in a recent Supreme Court case, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would allow victims to file a claim within 180 days of any paycheck that has been diminished by bias.
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