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Judges and Teens Agree: Eye Rolling is Not Harassment

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears Minnesota cases) has rejected an employee’s claim that she was unlawfully harassed because, among other things, management rolled their eyes at her and acted exasperated when she walked by. ...

You Could Be Liable for a Contractor’s Overtime

Citing the expansive definition of the term “employ” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued an Administrative Interpretation stating that a company may be considered a “joint employer” ...

New Persuader Rule Hampers Employers

On March 24th, the U.S. Department of Labor published its controversial amendment to the so-called “persuader” rule.   The DOL’s final version of revisions to the rule will be effective starting July 1, 2016, and purports ...

Cargill Case Is Battle of Prayer v. Production

Religious discrimination charges have now been filed against Cargill for having fired about 150 Muslim employees who complained about insufficient time for prayer breaks during their work shifts. The workers, who are mostly Somalian immigrants, ...

EEOC Nets $525 Million in 2015; Now E-Mailing Charges

  • Mar 8, 2016
  • EEOC
  • Dennis J. Merley

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced recently that they settled or resolved over 15,000 cases in Fiscal 2015 that brought in over half a billion dollars for alleged victims of discrimination. EEOC also heralded ...

How to Get Ready For Overtime Exemption Changes

Everybody should know by now that the Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed raising the salary threshold for exempt employment to $970.00. For a fuller review of the proposal, read our post last year entitled ...