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Crothall Healthcare to Pay $37,500 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Linen Services Provider Refused to Hire Individual Because of His Disabilities, Federal Agency ChargedATLANTA – Crothall Healthcare, Inc., a medical laundry and linen service, will pay $37,500 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the […]

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As Facial Recognition Technology Surges, Organizations Face Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns, and Fraud

Facial recognition technology has become increasingly popular in recent years in the employment and consumer space (e.g. employee access, passport check-in systems, payments on smartphones), and in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the need arose to screen persons entering […]

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Colorado Moves the Goalposts Again on White-Collar Exemptions

In November 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) adopted Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS) #37, which went into effect on January 1, 2021. COMPS #37, like its predecessor orders, outlined the requirements for employees […]

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NDI Office Furniture to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Furniture Distributor Refused to Hire Women for Warehouse Work and Fired Female Applicant’s Son After She Complained About Discrimination, Federal Agency ChargedBIRMINIGHAM, Ala. – Nashville-based NDI Office Furniture, LLC, the largest office furniture distributor in the Southeastern and Midwest United […]

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Lonza America to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Company Violated Federal Law When It Fired a Recovering Opioid Addict, Federal Agency ChargedCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Lonza America LLC, a New Jersey-based company in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry, will pay $150,000 and provide other relief to settle a […]

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Mediacom Communications to Pay $175,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Company Failed to Stop the Rampant Sexual Harassment of Female Employees, Federal Agency ChargesATLANTA – Mediacom Communications Corp., a nationwide provider of telecommunications services, will pay $175,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the […]

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Pediatric Healthcare Alliance to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit

Medical Practice Punished Nurse for Reporting Harassment by Doctor, Federal Agency ChargedTAMPA – Pediatric Healthcare Alliance, a Tampa Bay-based pediatric medical practice, will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal […]

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Equal Pay for Team USA’ Act Reintroduced Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Legislation recently reintroduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joins a growing number of federal bills on pay equity for female athletes. The “Equal Pay for Team USA” Act of 2021, first introduced in 2019, would […]

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Hedge Fund Coach Who Claimed Ripoff by ‘Billions’ Loses Appeal

Showtime Networks Inc. convinced the Second Circuit not to revive a copyright lawsuit brought by a Wall Street performance coach and author who alleged a character in the hit series “Billions” was a ripoff from her book. The U.S. Court […]

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Jury Awards Over $125 Million in EEOC Disability Discrimination Case Against Walmart

Retailer Fired Woman with Down SyndromeCHICAGO – An eight-member jury in Green Bay, Wisconsin returned a verdict of $125,150,000 in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on three claims of disability discrimination against Walmart, the federal agency […]

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