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Posted 5 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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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
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 back pay and punitive damages. Retaliation by employers was at an all-time high in 2011, according to statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). …

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