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Jun

28

2018
  • Posted by: Kalani Morse
  • News

Colorado HR Director Fails to Investigate-Gets Swept up in Dirty Deluge on Kauai:

US District Court rules HR Director for Real Estate Firm can be personally liable for aiding Boss's sexual harassment. 

Plaintiff complained to HR Director in Colorado that her boss in Kauai required her to organize and attend marketing events where the Boss's wife and her scantily clad friends would engage in excessive drinking, inappropriate dancing, kissing, and groping with clients. She also claimed her Boss used these events to “pimp out” his own wife and then required her conceal an illicit affair between his wife and a rich married client.  

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Jun

26

2018
  • Posted by: Kalani Morse
  • News

Ninth Circuit Says Prior Salary Doesn't Justify Lower Pay for Woman:

The Fresno County Office of Education's pay policy slots new hires at a salary level and step equal to five percent above the applicant's prior salary.

The high school math teacher in this case was earning $50,630 in Arizona. Fresno hired her at step one of level one on salary scale or $62,133.  She later discovered that male co-workers earned more and sued.  

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Jun

24

2018
  • Posted by: Kalani Morse
  • News

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Back the Clock on Overtime Exemptions:

The Ninth Circuit’s has long held that exemptions to overtime are to be narrowly construed.  The Supreme Court disagreed this month, holding that nothing in the Fair Labor Standards Act’s demands a narrow construction of those exemptions.

Reasoning that the FLSA contains “over two dozen” exemptions, the Supreme Court found that exemptions are as integral to the FLSA as its overtime and minimum wage laws.  Now, courts asked to enforce unpaid overtime claims will “have no license to give the exemption anything but a fair reading.”

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Jun

22

2018
  • Posted by: Kalani Morse
  • News

Florida Fizzles on Fighting Fired Female Fire Fighter: City of Tampa extinguishes appeal

Florida Fizzles on Fighting Fired Female Fire Fighter: City of Tampa extinguishes appeal of a federal judge’s order to re-hire a female firefighter it fired the day after she filed a pregnancy discrimination suit.

The firefighter had a long advocated for better treatment of women: writing emails, asking for new policies, and complaining in the media about the lack of female bathrooms, women being passed over for promotions, and sexual harassment.

 
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