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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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Paycheck is Peanuts Because of Wage and Hour Violation

Do I Have a Claim for a Wage and Hour Violation?

Filing a state or federal claim for unpaid wages can be a complicated affair. You must comply with numerous filing deadlines, and failure to meet a due date can be fatal to your case. If you believe you have a state law claim for a wage and hour vio… Read More
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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Wage and Hour Violation?

If you believe your employer is not paying you fairly, whether by not paying you minimum wage, not paying you for all the hours you worked, or not paying you overtime, you may have a claim for a wage and hour violation under the Federal Labor Standa… Read More
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Wage and Hour Litigation

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against your employer for a wage and hour violation under Kansas or Missouri state law or under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is wise to seek the advice of a skilled and experienced employ… Read More
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The Family and Medical Leave Act / FMLA: Eligibility and Benefits

A federal law named the Family and Medical Leave Act — frequently referred to as the FMLA — provides eligible employees with unpaid leave for specific family and medical reasons, as well as job protection after the leave. The intent of FMLA is to… Read More
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Working Families Flexibility Act: Pending Legislation That Could Change Overtime Options

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, H.R. 1108, entitled “The Working Families Flexibility Act.” The bill is now in the Senate, awaiting action by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. The legislation woul… Read More
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Violation of Equal Pay Rights: Blue pawn on higher stack of coins than pink pawn

Equal Pay Rights and Compensation Discrimination

Since 1963, employees have had the right to be free from compensation discrimination in the workplace. This right is conferred and enforced primarily under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal work.… Read More
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The Oxford Comma Case: Comma Costs Millions in Wage Dispute

In law school I learned that words, and punctuation, matter. When it comes to questions of contract interpretation, details are important. That’s just one reason it can be money well-spent to have an experienced lawyer review a contract before you… Read More
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Getting Paid Less Than Minimum Wage: When Is It Legal?

Some jobs, including workers that receive tips, workers who are students in high school or college, certain laborers, seasonal workers, people performing informal work like babysitting, and certain workers with disabilities, are exempt from minimum w… Read More
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