You fire an employee for poor performance. He says the termination was in retaliation for filing a race discrimination claim against the company. Will you have the employment documentation to back up your decision and avoid a costly lawsuit?
In this new article series, we will provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements. In this article, we will review The Equal Pay Act (EPA), which amended the minimum wage provisions of the FLSA and is subject to enforcement under the FLSA.
Age discrimination should be avoided at all costs; it’s bad for business and could land your company in a legal battle. However, a new study released by phsy.org reveals that almost a third of Australians surveyed say they’ve faced age-based discrimination as young as 45 years old.
In this new article series, we will provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements. In this article, we will review employers’ recordkeeping obligations under the law and how employer practices were impacted by the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
Federal nondiscrimination law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time on April 4.
“Ban the box” refers to the initiatives, which have gained widespread traction, by which laws are put into place that prohibit employers from asking questions of applicants regarding previous criminal history (and discriminating against them on the basis of their answer) too early in the hiring and recruiting process. These types of initiatives have been […]
The 6th Circuit recently overturned a lower court’s dismissal of an employee’s disability and age discrimination claims and sent the case back for trial. The employee, who is unable to lift more than 35 pounds because he has scoliosis, was discharged after nearly 40 years on the job when his supervisor discovered that his condition […]
An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations.
C’mon, guys. We’re better than this!
Recently, a California employee sued her employer, claiming, among other things, that it discriminated against her because of her disability and failed to engage in the interactive process with her. The trial court dismissed her claims, and she appealed. This case exemplifies how an employer’s patience in providing reasonable accommodations pays off.