RSSBusiness Law With James Jorgensen
The compensability of meal and break periods is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Three basic rules apply.
Sometimes, it seems like the sports section is more like a legal update. Recently, you may have followed the story about the Miami Dolphins.
Some, but not all, of the discrimination statutes we have discussed have required employers, in some circumstances, to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees.
Under current law, there are two ways a plaintiff may prove her discrimination claim: the “direct” and “indirect” methods of proof. Under the direct method, a plaintiff must provide either direct or circumstantial evidence that the employer h…
Usually, we discuss one case per article. Today, we deviate from the norm by discussing three different matters:
When accused of discriminating against an employee in a protected class (gender, race, etc.), an employer defends by asserting a legitimate non-discriminating/non-retaliatory business reason for its decision.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, or PDA, prohibits discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.”
There has been an increase in cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act, known as the FLSA. This is of concern to employers for several reasons, not the least of which is that the FLSA applies to almost every employer.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of religion. The law requires a covered employer to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s request to participate in a religious obser…
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.”
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