Supreme Court Rules to Limit Ability of Plaintiff to Sue State Employers for FMLA Violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, permits individuals to sue their employers for failing to provide time away from work under certain circumstances, including time to recover from an illness. The Supreme Court this week, in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland (10-1016), ruled tha...
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Teacher’s Termination for Posting “Repulsive” Comments to Facebook Overturned

A Manhattan court ruled that a teacher who posted comments to Facebook should not have had her employment terminated, since such a punishment “shocks one’s sense of fairness” and is “inconsistent with the spirit of the First Amendment.” The tenured teacher in this case, Matter of Rubino v....
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NY Lawyer Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Immigration Scam Found in Canada

After a 5 year-long evasion of the authorities, Earl Seth David was apprehended in Toronto last Tuesday for his part in one of the largest immigration scams in U.S. history. David, also knows as “Rabbi Avraham David,” is awaiting extradition from Canada to face charges for his actions as the rin...
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Employees Fight Back the Indecency Behind the Scenes in Swanky Midtown Restaurant Le Colonial

A group of 13 Chinese employees fired from their positions at fancy midtown restaurant Le Colonial are now suing their former employer alleging discrimination and retaliation.  The group of workers claim that they were forced to work in unacceptable and offensive conditions. The complaint alleges t...
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NJ Court: Employer that restricts an employee from grieving in the workplace is not actionable conduct that entitles one to damages

 New Jersey mother Cecelia Ingraham, who openly grieved the death of her beloved daughter in the workplace, has lost her appeal against former employer Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, in Raritan, New Jersey, where she had previously worked as an administrative assistant in the marketing department for...
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Wal-Mart Prevails: Supreme Court denies Sex-Discrimination Class Action suit of 1.6 million women

The Supreme Court, overturning a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled in favor of the retail giant. The Court dismissed the class action suit brought on behalf of 1.6 million of Wal-Mart’s past and current female employees. Alleging that they had encountered a glass ceiling in ...
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85-year old New York Met beer vendor’s age discrimination lawsuit dismissed by court

A lower court’s decision to dismiss Mildred Block’s age discrimination lawsuit against Aramark, Inc. was upheld earlier this week, when the New York Appellate Division found that replacing Ms. Block, an 85-year old New Jersey woman, with a 75-year old woman did not amount to age discrimination....
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What is the ADEA and does it protect me?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act  of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees from employment discrimination based upon age in the workplace.   The ADEA applies to individuals that are 40 years or older working for an employer with 20 or more employees.   The ADEA protects employees and job...
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Employment: When can a pay cut justify good cause for leaving your job and to collect unemployment?

You may or may not know this, but whether you, as an unemployment compensation claimant, have good cause to leave your employment is a factual determination that is ultimately made by the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board (especially when your previous employer challenges your claim that you lef...
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