Warning on paint can doesn’t help company

March 8, 2017
A furniture repair shop will now pay $55,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.
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Flu IQ: Take two aspirins and consult the FLSA

January 17, 2017
It’s in the company’s interest to prevent employees from passing their germs around. You can encourage employees who come down with the flu to stay home, but you must stay within the guidelines set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Costco out $250,000 for not stopping harassment

January 11, 2017
A federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of a Glenview, Ill., Costco store, who was harassed and stalked by a customer for over a year.
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‘Sprinkle a little salt?’ That’ll cost you $50K

December 14, 2016
An auto detailer will pay $50,000 to settle a race bias suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Inside the EEOC’s big sexual orientation win

December 14, 2016
The EEOC has been filing lawsuits contending that employers violate Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions if they discriminate against an applicant or employee because of sexual orientation.
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Employment Law Q&A: December ’16

November 9, 2016
Q. Is there any reason to save job applications of those job-seekers we did not hire?
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Employee file a complaint? Don’t try to even the score

September 14, 2016
A Georgia nonprofit will shell out $10,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit accusing it of punishing an employee for filing a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discrimination complaint.
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Yes, you can punish fraudulent FMLA leave

August 14, 2016
If you are sure an employee has been misusing FMLA leave or submitting fraudulent information as part of her FMLA leave request, don’t fear punishing her.
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Comments about employee’s age don’t always add up to discrimination

August 4, 2016
When employees say stupid things, take some small comfort: Not every stray comment will be grounds for a successful lawsuit.
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New OT rules: How to calculate your best option

July 15, 2016
Although both the White House and the Secretary of Labor intended to “simplify and modernize” overtime rules, the new rules create new challenges for employers to determine which employees qualify as overtime exempt.
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