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About time: Bill for truckers makes progress

A new bill, Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act, would eliminate the overtime exemption of the FLSA and have truckers beeping their horns in celebration.

Retaliation case equals $22 million price tag

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration ruled that Wells Fargo violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for improperly terminating a Chicago area-based senior manager in the company’s commercial banking segment.

DOL awards back pay to hotel employee fired for reporting tip-related allegation

When a hotel employee complained about the franchise operator’s pay practices, she was fired two days later. But the story didn’t end there.

Contract lapse can trigger employment suit

Some employers assume that if they provide time-limited employment contracts, they can let those contracts expire without worrying about being sued for workplace discrimination. After all, when an employer and an individual sign a contract with an end date, it should follow that once that date comes and goes, neither has an obligation to the other, right?

EEOC takes on Chili’s in teen worker case

Two recently filed lawsuits against Chili’s restaurants demonstrate the EEOC’s commitment to new workers.

Sexual harassment case underscores importance of training

Lowe’s will pay $700,000 to settle a sexual harassment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. EEOC, charging that the hardware chain allowed sexual harassment to occur at its Lake Havasu City, Arizona, location for several years.

What has the Federal Trade Commission been up to?

Checking in on the FTC’s newest initiatives with gig work and impersonation scams.

NLRB efforts to liberalize joint employer standard won’t go away

Joint employment matters … a lot … because if you’re a joint employer over the employees of another employer, you are jointly and severally liable for the legal wrongs committed by the primary employer.

Of balls and strikes, discrimination and documentation

Major League Baseball has an umpire problem this season. However, one umpire has drawn the ire of players and fans for decades—and he has been embroiled in a discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball since 2017.

Religious beliefs: A matter of conscience?

A newly filed lawsuit says CVS Health violated Virginia law when it dismissed a nurse practitioner who declined to prescribe or administer abortion-inducing drugs because of her religious beliefs as a Catholic.