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Posted 8 months ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Laid-Off Workers Hit Jackpot Against Casino

An Alabama casino that repeatedly laid off its employees without notice may end up owing millions to its former workers after losing its appeal of a federal lawsuit. VictoryLand, a greyhound racing track that grew to include a casino with electronic bingo machines, conducted three rounds of layoffs in 2010. The first round, in January, affected 68 workers and was intended to be temporary. But the second and third rounds terminated the jobs of every casino employee, and were the …

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Employee Has a Right to Wear ‘Slave’ T-Shirt to Work

An administrative law judge held on Aug. 14 that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by disciplining a worker for wearing a t-shirt to work that said “Slave.”   “Slave” Sent Home Mark Gluch was working as an equipment operator at the Alma Products Company, which manufactures automotive components at a plant in Alma, Mich. Workers at the plant had first created the shirts, which featured the word “Slave,” a ball and chain, and the employee’s time clock …

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Oversharing on Social Media Brings Trouble [KGO Radio]

(Hemera/Thinkstock) Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on San Francisco’s KGO (810 AM) all news radio with host Michael Finney. He discusses the legal dangers of over-sharing on social media. In a Lawyers.com survey of people who use social media, less than half were aware that what they post on social media could be used against them in court. Eight-one percent of divorce lawyers say they use social media postings in divorce cases. Facebook is the outlet that provides most of …

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Settlement Approved in Paula Deen Harassment Lawsuit

After dismissing part of a complaint filed by a white worker against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, alleging racial discrimination based on their treatment of black workers, a federal judge approved a settlement of the rest of the worker’s claims on Aug. 26. Despite the end of the case, PR experts say Deen’s career is over.   PR Problems Earlier this year, a deposition in the lawsuit came to light in which Deen admitted to using …

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Posted 8 months ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Wounded Warrior’ Who Sued FBI Wins $75,000

A wounded army vet who sued the FBI for removing him from a program for special agents because of his injuries, won a $75,000 jury award and reinstatement in the training academy. Justin Slaby, who served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, had his left hand amputated after it was blown off during a training accident in 2004. Using a prosthetic hand, the 30-year-old passed a basic FBI fitness test in 2011 and was admitted to …

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