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WHEN IGNORANCE IS AN EXCUSE

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DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION CLAIMS

An Employer’s Lesson In Thorough Documentation In Los Angeles County, it is not uncommon to see 100 lawsuits filed weekly against employers for alleged unlawful discrimination or retaliation, often both in the same complaint. One could say that unless a business knows and applies the important basics in preventing such expensive and time-consuming claims, it […]

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MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS CHALLENGE BASEBALL’S LABOR PRACTICES

Underpayment of Minimum Wage and Overtime Is Foul Play Thirty-three former minor league ball players seek to pull back the curtain on alleged system-wide violations of minimum wage or overtime. Their federal class action suit challenges Commissioner Bud Selig, the Office of the Commissioner, and, in effect, every baseball team in the country to remedy […]

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EMPLOYER DUTIES TO FIGHT RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE

Companies Must Uphold Worker Rights to Religious Garb or Grooming Even if It Means Losing Business The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  is responsible for enforcing the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in commerce, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, nicknamed “Title VII.”   In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the EEOC has fielded […]

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THE ANNALS OF COPYRIGHT NUMBER 1

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THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTION SUITS CAN HINGE ON A COURT’S CHOICE OF DEFINITIONS

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