201705.03
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It’s Illegal for an Employer to Fire You for Insisting they Pay Overtime Wages You are Entitled to

It is illegal for your employer to fire you or otherwise retaliate against you for insisting that they pay you overtime wages you are entitled to.  Here’s a case from California in which over $500,000 was awarded to three employees who lost their jobs after complaining about their employer’s failure to pay overtime wages: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/04/21/company-to-pay-584000-for-firing-employees-who-demanded-overtime/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.915329ec952d…

201704.05
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Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT/Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited

In a first, a federal appeals court has ruled that LGBT/sexual orientation discrimination is a form of prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read about it here: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lgbt-job-discrimination-prohibited-civil-rights-law-federal-appeals-court-n742751

201703.22
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Courts are Trying to Make it Harder to Fight Age Discrimination

Winning an employment discrimination case — and age discrimination cases, in particular — is already hard enough. And a lot of federal courts seem to be looking for ways to make it harder still, as this article in ProPublica explains: https://www.propublica.org/article/is-it-age-discrimination-if-you-dont-know-youre-being-discriminated-against?google_editors_picks=true