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EEOC Actions, Enforcement Trends Focus of Report on Agency

January 27, 2012
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The report noted that the agency identified combating systemic discrimination as a top priority in a 2006 task force report.
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NLRB: Employer Social Media Policies Should not Bar Protected Worker Activity

January 26, 2012
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An analysis of the NLRB's rulings also indicates that if an employee makes a comment on Facebook and fellow employees respond, it is considered protected activity. It is not protected, however, if only friends respond to the posting.
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Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25, 2012
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The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels.
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Retaliation Charges Top EEOC Fiscal 2011 Filings

January 25, 2012
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Sex discrimination charges, which were the second-most frequently filed charge, decreased 1.7 percent in fiscal 2011.
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Pregnant Worker Protected by FMLA Despite Timing of Leave Request: Court

January 13, 2012
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Although the woman had previously been considered a 'top employee,' after learning of her pregnancy 'Brookdale began harassing her, causing stress and other complications in her pregnancy.'
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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High Court Upholds Religious School 'Ministerial Exception' to ADA Bias Charge

January 11, 2012
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In its decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School vs. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al., the nation's highest court said the ministerial exception bars only employment discrimination lawsuits.
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Analysis: Employment Class Actions Continue to Raise Firms' Financial Exposures

January 9, 2012
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As a result of two key rulings, class actions are 'not dead or blocked, rather they're reforming and morphing into different iterations,' says one expert.
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Out-of-State Workers Due Overtime for California Work: Appeals Court

December 14, 2011
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The case involving three employees of Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, who lived in Colorado and Arizona but also worked in California and elsewhere. The employees, classified as instructors by Oracle, trained customers to use Oracle software.
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