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Posted 7 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
New Options for Small Businesses Under Obamacare

Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees are not required to provide health insurance to their employees. Most of them, however, would sincerely like to do so. Under the Small Business Health Options Program, created by the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) and opening for business Nov. 1, 2013, small business owners now have many more affordable options.   High Cost of Healthcare for Small Business Small businesses that provide health insurance for their employees have traditionally …

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Facebook ‘Like’ is Speech Protected by First Amendment

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Sept. 23 that clicking “like” on Facebook can be protected speech for First Amendment purposes, reversing a lower court that had found in favor of a Virginia sheriff who was sued for retaliation when he fired several employees who had “liked” his opponent in an election.   Like This, Like That  A federal trial court in Virginia had ruled in 2012 that the employees’ suit for employment discrimination against Sheriff B. …

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Posted 7 months ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Bank of America Fined $2.2M for Racial Discrimination

A federal judge ordered Bank of America to pay nearly $2.2 million for its racially discriminatory hiring practices in a case that has spanned almost 20 years. U.S. Department of Labor Judge Linda S. Chapman levied the fine for back wages and interest for “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria resulting in the rejection of qualified African American applicants” at the bank’s Charlotte headquarters. The unfair hiring practices were first discovered in 1993 during a routine compliance review by the labor …

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Posted 7 months ago in Criminal Law Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Discrimination OK Against Disabled Prisoner Hired as Labor

A private company that got cheap labor by contracting with the state to hire prisoners cannot be sued for discrimination against a disabled worker, according to a ruling by a federal appeals court. The prisoner is not an “employee” of the private company, therefore he does not have the protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the court said. The ruling gives an incentive to companies to hire prison labor at below minimum wage without being bound by laws that …

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Posted 7 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Easy Steps to Secure Your Facebook Privacy [Infographic]

As reported in The New York Times, Facebook faces an Federal Trade Commission inquiry as to whether its latest privacy policies violate its 2011 settlement. The F.T.C.is looking into at whether the social media giant wrongly exposed users’ information in advertising. The controversy centers on the rights of the users’ privacy over their personal information. In addition to the problems with advertising, Facebook privacy lapses occur with users unwittingly sharing private information to the general public. As shown in a …

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