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Employer Violating the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, passed as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, was created by Congress in an attempt to right sex-based pay inequities that have historically plagued the earning potential of women. The hope of the Equal Pay Act was for women to receive “equal pay...

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What Does the Dodd-Frank Act Prohibit?

Wall Street went through a legislative overhaul back in 210 when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21st. One of the main goals of the Act was to encourage insiders to assist the government in the prosecution of those who have violated securities laws...

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What Qualifies as ADA Disability?

The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law. It protects employees with disabilities against discrimination perpetrated by employers. Title I of the ADA states that employees with disabilities are not to be shortchanged on employment opportunities due to their disability. This means that employees with disabilities should...

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What Is Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination in the workplace and in everyday life is a pervasive problem. Even offhand or what may have been intended or perceived as harmless comments can end up having significant adverse impacts on a person’s life and career. When the negative treatment of a person due to his or her...

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What Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protect?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It put importance protections against workplace discrimination occurring on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other, related, medical conditions. Here, we will get into more of the specifics regarding the protections provided by the Pregnancy...

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LGBT Rights in the Workplace at Risk

People of LGBT identities face pervasive discrimination all over the country and the world, but not all states in the US have protections in place to lessen the impact of this bigotry in the workplace. Thus, it is essential that federal law stays in place to...
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Understanding NJ Disability Discrimination

Lawyers and NJ Disability Discrimination Rights

Disability discrimination law in New Jersey is complicated and violations are common.  The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees with permanent or temporary disabilities from being fired or forced to work in pain due to a disability.  Given the complexity of disability...

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