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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination a form of Sex Discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson A homosexual male employee was harassed at work because of his sexual orientation. He endured insults and was humiliated and endured hostility in the workplace because of his homosexual orientation. He quit his job rather than continue to endure the harassment. He then filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [..]

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Time and Time Again: The Final Rule on Overtime Pay

By Ilona Demenina Anderson What is overtime pay? Overtime pay is compensation received for hourly work performed that is beyond the minimum of 40 hours per week. It is computed at “time and a half” meaning, your hourly rate plus 50% comprises your overtime pay for every hour worked beyond 40 hours each week. Who gets [..]

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Ability, Not Age

By Ilona Demenina Anderson In a fair and just world, it should be your ability, not your age that determines whether you get hired, promoted, or picked for further job-enhancement training. It should be your past contribution to a company and your ability to further contribute to the company, not your age, that determines when you [..]

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What Legal Protections Do Employees Have If an Employer Asks That They Take a Polygraph Test?

By Andres Rivera-Ortiz The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) is a federal law that basically prohibits lie detector tests (like polygraphs) in private employment. The EPPA does not cover public sector employees, like state, county and local government employees. Although the EPPA basically prohibits lie detector tests in the private sector, there are very limited [..]

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Disability Discrimination in Employment

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The first thing everyone should be aware of is that any employer who is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (or the Rehabilitation Act for federal employees) who discriminates against someone based on a physical or mental disability is breaking the law. Disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats a qualified [..]

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