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New Law Provides Protections for Employees During Coronavirus Outbreak

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020, making the law effective on April 2, 2020. In addition to providing funding for benefit programs such as WIC and SNAP, it provides additional protections for employ… Read More
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​Missouri Defeats Right-to-Work Legislation

In the August 2018 primary election Missouri showed its support for workers’ rights, voting almost 2-to-1 against Proposition A which would have made Missouri a “right-to-work” state. So-called “right-to-work” legislation claims to promote… Read More
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Requiring a Bartender to Perform Non-tipped Side Work May Violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Does a Bar or Restaurant Have to Pay a Bartender Minimum Wage for Non-tipped Side Work? The bar and restaurant industry generates $799 billion in annual sales, and employs almost 15 million people. With over 1 million bars and restaurants in the Unit… Read More
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2017: The Year America Started to Address Its Sexual Harassment Epidemic

2017 will be remembered as the year America recognized and started to deal with its sexual harassment epidemic. Every few days bring a new story of women reporting sexual harassment by powerful male bosses. Unfortunately, studies dating to the 1970s… Read More
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President Trump Proposes Making Tip Pooling Legal Again – What That Means for Restaurant Workers

The pay-disparity between tipped and non-tipped employees is one of the more contentious issues facing restaurants today. On December 4, 2017, the Department of Labor proposed new regulations that are intended to reduce this pay-gap. But critics fear… Read More
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Worker in Cage - Unfair Mandatory Arbitration Clause - Brady & Associates

Employers' Use of Mandatory Arbitration Clause Limits Employee’s Access to Justice

Many employers require that their employees sign a mandatory arbitration clause as a condition of employment. Under these agreements, workers whose rights have been violated are not allowed to pursue their claims in court, and instead must submit to… Read More
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FMLA - More Than Just Maternity Leave

One of the most common reasons people request leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is for the birth of a child. But many people may not realize that FMLA protections extend to other family medical situations. A qualified employee can take… Read More
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The Working Families Flexibility Act – A Proposed Amendment to the FLSA

The Working Families Flexibility Act is a proposed amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If passed, it would allow employees to choose between receiving monetary compensation for overtime hours worked, or to receive compensatory time off.… Read More
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US Supreme Court to Address Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

On October 2, 2017, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument to decide whether mandatory arbitration clauses in employment agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The cases come before the Court to resolve a circuit… Read More
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Wage Discrimination Based on Race or Gender

Employees are supposed to be free from compensation discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disability. These rights are protected by the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Ye… Read More
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