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Posted 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
‘N-Word’ Never OK at Work, Says NY Jury

A federal jury in Manhattan has found in favor of a black plaintiff who sued her black employer after he went on a rant filled with the n-word, finding that use of the slur is actionable harassment at work, no matter the context.    ‘Inappropriate Times’ Brandi Johnson, a 38-year-old black employment agency worker, worked for Rob Carmona at an employment agency called STRIVE in East Harlem in New York City. The company helps people who struggle to enter the …

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Reality Star Alleges A&E Rigged Show

A former star of the “Storage Wars” reality show can continue with his wrongful termination claim against A&E, even after the network succeeded in its free-speech challenge to the rest of his lawsuit.   The Mogel Calls Foul Dave Hester reportedly sued A&E in December 2012, alleging that he was fired after he complained that the California-based show “Storage Wars,” in which professional buyers bid on storage lockers, was rigged. Known on the show as “The Mogel,” Hester operates his …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
DOL Goes to Bat for Tipped Workers

A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that the Department of Labor cannot keep employers from forcing waitstaff to share tips with other restaurant workers in what is known as tip-pooling, but the DOL is appealing the ruling.   Limits on Pooling Found Too Broad Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, while employers must pay workers a minimum wage, when a worker is a tipped employee, the employer can credit part of the tips against the minimum wage and pay …

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Texas May Compel Google to Give Up Blogger

The Texas Supreme Court said Aug. 23 that it will hear oral argument over whether Google must give up the identity of a blogger who anonymously criticized a company that may be his employer. The company wants to sue the blogger for defamation.   Years of Anonymous Blogging After The Reynolds and Reynolds Co., which creates computer systems for car retailers, was acquired by another company in 2006, it lost customers, laid off employees and suffered low employee morale. An …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Ex Radio Star Piolin Accuses Former Staffers of Extortion

A former Univision radio star is suing a group of his former staffers, alleging they threatened to sue him for sex harassment if he didn’t pay them $5 million. Eduardo “Piolin” Sotelo says that any harassment claims would be barred, and that the defendants knew they had no legal leg to stand on when they threatened him.   Suspicious Timing The former star of Univision’s “Piolin Por La Mañana” filed suit on Aug. 26, saying that six former employees of …

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