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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Legal Landmines at Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble.   Don’t Expect a Free Ride What if you drink too much and just need a ride home? Is your employer obligated to pay for transportation? Your employer is really only responsible for keeping you safe while …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for a Union and Higher Wages

Fast food workers walked off the job last week across New York City in a surprise effort aimed at increasing their paychecks and the creation of an unusual union. Employees at Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Wendy’s participated in mini-strikes last Thursday as part of the “Fast Food Forward” campaign that seeks to double the average pay to $15 an hour. The strikes, organized by pro-union group New York Communities for Change, have the ultimate goal …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Janet Raasch  
Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination

Women are the primary or co-primary earners in two-thirds of American households. Their income is essential to the well-being of their families. Many of these women get pregnant. In spite of evidence that shows that pregnancy is no bar to women’s full and equal participation in the workforce, many employers actively or passively attempt to push pregnant women out of the workplace. The women most often affected are those who can least weather the loss of their jobs – low-wage …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Your Employer Can Share Your Medical Information

If you work in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin, it just got a little easier for your employer to reveal to others any health care information that you voluntarily offer up. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 20 issued an opinion in EEOC v. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, taking a narrow reading of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s confidentiality provisions that protect employees’ health information.   Fake Reference Check In general, the ADA requires that employers keep medical …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Workers Sue When Employers Retaliate It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain. Workers who suffer the consequences for filing claims against their employers can also sue for retaliation — and not only get their jobs back, but also get back pay and punitive damages. Find Out More…   Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired Political disagreements can …

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