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U.S. Overtime Rules and Flexible Work Schedule

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime standards. Currently, the Department of Labor is expected to issue regulations this year that will bring an additional 13.5 million workers...

Title VII- Sex Orientation Bias

The EEOC is responsible for protecting workers’ rights under the Civil Rights Act, which bars employers from discriminating based upon race, religion, sex or national origin. The EEOC recently announced that it has filed two groundbreaking lawsuits against private employers alleging that sexual orientation discrimination is unlawful sex bias under Title VII of the 1964...

Evolving Laws on Sexual Orientation

Is your workplace prepared for the evolving employment laws? I would like to specifically go over the rise and expansion of laws in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity. While the EEOC’s enforcement position on sexual orientation is relatively recent, many states have already included sexual orientation as a protected class in private...