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Major Retailer Accused of Age Discrimination in New Employment Litigation

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First launched in the 1990s as a trend-conscious retail chain, Anthropologie stores have remained a favorite for women seeking moderately priced, earthy fashions. With over 200 stores worldwide “featuring a curated assortment of women’s apparel and accessories, home furnishings, décor, gifts and found objects,” according to the chain’s marketing material, Anthropologie employs thousands of works… Read more »

Financial questions

To Deduct or Not to Deduct?

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Under federal employment law, employees are divided into exempt and nonexempt categories. Non-exempt employees have a legal right to overtime pay at the rate of time and a half for all time worked over 40 hours during a single work week. Exempt employees on the other hand are not eligible for overtime pay. To qualify… Read more »

Employee Rights

Independent Contractors: ‘On Demand’ or Just Employees in Disguise?

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According to a recent report by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), over 40% of the American workforce is comprised of “contingent workers”. This term refers to a number of employment arrangements, with lack of job security and scant benefits serving as the unifying characteristic. A quick glance at one’s friends and neighbors will reveal… Read more »

Equal employment Opportunity Commission

Working with Transgender Employees

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Whether an employee or an employer, everyone needs to understand the issues that arise when working with transgender individuals. Yes, Transgender Employees are protected from discrimination. The Courts that have addressed the issue as well as the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) regard transgender employees as a protected class under Title VII. That means an… Read more »

Sexual Harrassment

What’s love got to do with it?

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Or, more importantly, what does sexual desire have to do with sexual harassment? According to the U.S. Supreme Court, nothing in terms of proving a sexual harassment case. In Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., a case decided in the late 90s, the Court held that a plaintiff in a sexual harassment case does not… Read more »

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