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EEOC Targets Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy brings a host of new concerns to an expectant mother’s life — but whether she’ll be forced out of her job shouldn’t be one of them. Pregnancy discrimination has become a hot-button issue for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. If your employer thinks your pregnancy makes you a liability, it may be in trouble. Find Out More…   Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare Sticking it to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Betsy Kim  
Price Gouging: Law and Economics [Infographic]

With the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, some sellers were accused of price gouging for food, gas and generators. New Jersey is one of 34 states with specific laws on gouging, according to BestCriminalJustice.com, which provides the following infographic. Scroll down to the comments and give us your opinion on whether laws against price gouging really help, and whether you think it’s legal to price gouge on Craigslist. Price Gouging – Not as bad as you think. [Infographic]Compliments of BestCriminalJustice.com

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

A federal court this month threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions, the latest volley in the nationwide debate over if and to what extent race can be considered when deciding who gets admitted to institutions of higher education. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio decided in an 8-7 vote that the affirmative action ban was in violation of the U.S. Constitution. A district court had previously upheld the ban, which could be appealed …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Josh Crank  
BP’s $4.5 Billion in Fines Fund Gulf Cleanup and Conservation

Oil giant BP pled guilty last week to manslaughter and a slew of other criminal charges connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and released nearly five million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In total, BP will pay more than $4.5 billion in fines and penalties in the settlement, including the single largest criminal fine in U.S. history. “I hope that this sends a clear message to those who would …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Betsy Kim  
Soccer Contract Squabble Moves Off the Field and Into Court

In a wealthy and exclusive Northern Florida community, soccer fights reached a whole new level with the grown-ups. The director of coaching described a nasty vendetta leading to his employers not paying his salary. Trey Clark claimed the Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Athletic Association breached his employment contract and the association’s president, John Lazzara, interfered with that contract. Clark said on Sept. 1 he stopped receiving any compensation although he was owed more than $30,000. If you thought high school was …

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