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American Apparel Settles EEOC Disability Suit for $60,000

American Apparel, Inc., a clothing manufacturer employing thousands of workers at its production facility in Los Angeles and at retail stores around the country, will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). … Continue reading

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AT&T Settles Nationwide Age Discrimination Suit Brought by EEOC

Under Federal law and that of most states, it is not permissible for an employer to refuse to hire or make employment decisions based upon the age of an employee.  It is also illegal to pay an employee less because … Continue reading

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High End Hair Salon Warren Tricomi Sued by EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination

As we have blogged about, it is illegal for someone to not be hired, to be fired, or to be treated differently at work based upon pregnancy. Warren Tricomi, a New York-based hair salon with locations in the Plaza Hotel … Continue reading

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KAG West Agrees to Pay $14 Million to Truck Drivers for Overtime Violations

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee is entitled to be paid overtime for all hours worked in a week in excess of 40.  If your employer has you work, off the clock, in excess of 40 hours per … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Brought By EEOC on Behalf of Female Overnight Stocker

So now that the dog daze of summer are over, its back to blogging for all of my readers out there.  A news release from the EEOC today shows that Wal-Mart continues to be one of the big violators of … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues its Final Regulations re: ADA Amendments Act-Substantially Broadens Scope of Disability Discrimination Claims

On March 25, 2011 the EEOC implemented Regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act (“ADAAA”), a law signed by President George W. Bush on September 25, 2008, that was designed to overturn a number of narrow judicial interpretations of the Americans … Continue reading

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Discrimination in Hiring of Unemployed? Hopefully the Fair Employment Act Will be Passed

For the unemployed looking for work, apparently it is more difficult to find a new job then if you already have a job.  This may be due to discrimination by employers against the unemployed in hiring new employees.  This is … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Security Company Durable Contract Services Must Pay for Pregnancy Discrimination

Durable Contract Services Inc., a Milwaukee-based security company, must pay $35,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by employee Tenisha Yarbrough. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Chicago district office claimed the company violated a federal law when they fired … Continue reading

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American Apparel CEO Prefers No Apparel According to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A former employee of American Apparel accused the company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, in a lawsuit,  of holding her captive and forcing her to perform sexual acts.  The suit, seeks $250 million in damages. It accuses Charney and the company … Continue reading

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Shareholder Agreements Help Defuse the Business Divorce

When a business breaks up between business partners, especially one where there were only two partners each owning 50% of the business, it can become a very incendiary situation.  After years of handling these types of disputes I have grown … Continue reading

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