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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues Company for Pay Discrimination

By Robert S. Norell |

According to a lawsuit filed this month by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a concrete liner company—Spec Formliners, Inc.—violated federal law by paying female sales representatives less than male sales representatives. Not only did the company allegedly pay female workers less in terms of base pay, but the company also required women to… Read More »

Changes Coming In Labor Law

By Robert S. Norell |

On November 8th, the U.S. elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, potentially ushering in some significant changes in the field of labor law. First and foremost, with a change in administration comes a change in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has, until now, been heavily pro-labor. With… Read More »

Survey Indicates That Job Discrimination Is Getting Worse For Young African Americans

By Robert S. Norell |

Recent survey results released by GenForward and gathered by the University of Chicago and Black Youth Project indicate that 48 percent of African Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 years old have experienced job discrimination–either during the application process or in performing the job itself. The issue is even more severe for… Read More »

Cancer Victims Are Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Robert S. Norell |

When most people think of protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they think of protection for those  with physical or mental impairments—such as someone who is confined to a wheelchair—who can otherwise face job discrimination and undue hardship when it comes to employers providing reasonable accommodations at work. However, what many people… Read More »

New Study Highlights Disturbing Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell |

A recently-released study by the University of Strathclyde and published in PLOS One reveals that women face severe weight-based prejudice in the workplace, even when their body mass index (BMI) is within what is considered to be the “healthy” range. This inherent employment discrimination reveals that, in particular, when it comes to industries in… Read More »

How Employers Should React to the Zika Virus

By Robert S. Norell |

Many headlines in recent months have been about a virus called Zika reaching the United States. Zika is widely associated with traveling to certain tropical regions of the world, but now cases have regularly been showing up in U.S. hospitals. This also means that people with Zika may be present in our workplaces and… Read More »

Can Work Dress Codes be Unlawful?

By Robert S. Norell |

It is just a fact that some jobs require certain clothing or gear to keep the workplace sanitary and the employees safe. For this reason, many employers adopt some kind of dress code policy that governs what their workers can and cannot wear on the job. For example, a large law firm can require… Read More »

Employee Rights Regarding Personnel Files

By Robert S. Norell |

Florida is not known for having comprehensive and beneficial labor laws. In fact, Florida laws fail to give many employees certain rights that are bestowed in many other states. Specifically, many employees in Florida do not even have the right to review their own personnel file. Personnel files can contain a wide array of… Read More »

New Federal Overtime Guidelines

By Robert S. Norell |

One of the most common violations of federal and state wage laws in Florida involves denial of adequate overtime payments. Overtime violations can happen in many different ways, including miscalculating the hours an employee worked, misclassifying an employee as exempt from overtime requirements, and more. Whether an overtime violation was intentional or accidental, any… Read More »

Bathroom Rights of Transgender Employees

By Robert S. Norell |

Discrimination can come in many forms and can be based on race, age, religion, and many other factors. In many parts of the country, discrimination has recently increased due to gender identity and, specifically, much attention has been focused in recent months on where people who identify as transgender should use the bathroom. Transgender… Read More »

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