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Overtime Exemption Laws may get an Overhaul

As you may have heard, President Obama has directed the Department of Labor to "modernize and streamline" overtime exemptions. The directive aims to simplify and minimize exemptions that prevent employees from receiving overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act....

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Published Article on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Here is an article that I wrote for the South Carolina Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter on changes to what constitutes a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADAAA.   Since the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008...

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Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

  Given the frequency of women who chose to start a family while maintaining employment, it can be hard to believe that pregnancy discrimination still exists. Despite the reality of modern workplaces, discrimination against and harassment of expectant mothers...

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Supreme Court Revisits Retaliation

Retaliation claims under Title VII are one of the most frequently filed types of claims at the EEOC (31,000 in 2012), second only to claims of racial discrimination. A new ruling by the Supreme Court will likely curb these numbers sharply. The decision in University...

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Social Media & Your Job

Have you checked your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Reddit, and email accounts today? A lot of employees have; more and more are finding themselves in hot water because of it. Inappropriate use of social media can prevent you from getting...

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The Equal Pay Act Turns 50

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, a landmark piece of legislation designed to eliminate pay discrimination against women that paved the way for many other anti-discrimination laws. President Kennedy originally signed the bill into law on June...

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