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Worker in Cage - Unfair Mandatory Arbitration Clause

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 - Illustration of Family at Work with Heart

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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Overtime Word Cloud

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

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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Gavel and Equal Pay Sign

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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Cartoon Woman Asking if She Needs a Wage and Hour Lawyer

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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Woman Holding a Dollar Bill Considering Wage and Hour Litigation

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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FMLA - Illustration of Family at Work with Heart

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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Newspaper with the headline Changes in legislation

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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