FMLA Leave 2014 Remix

March 5, 2014 Legal Team
The Family and Medical Leave Act may be remixed in 2014. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) has proposed the Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act of 2014 that would amend the original and make it broader for use.Currently, in order to be eligible for FMLA leave, an employer must have fifty (50) or more...
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Amazon.Com Not so Prime

March 3, 2014 Legal Team
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from former warehouse employees. The suit alleges that under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA), must compensate their warehouse employees for the time spent waiting for a security check at the end of their shifts.As part of an anti-theft procedure,...
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The $80,000 Status

February 28, 2014 Legal Team
Patrick Shay felt discriminated against for his age. He had been terminated from his position as principal at the Gulliver Preparatory School, and he alleged age discrimination as the motive behind his termination. The case settled for $80,000.Settlement agreements are strictly confidential, and while it may seem like just a precaution, they are in...
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Are Employers Legally Obligated to Offer a Severance?

February 27, 2014 Legal Team
Upon termination, companies will frequently provide severance packages (also known also “termination pay” or “severance pay” or “separation pay”) so that the former employee may sustain his or herself for a period after separation with the company. The questions many employees have though is this: “are employers legally obligated to offer a severance?”This is...
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You Stay Classy, San Diego

February 25, 2014 Legal Team
Throughout the end of 2013, the news was ablaze with the sexual indiscretions of San Diego mayor, Bob Filner. Now, almost three months into 2014, Mayor Filner is once more in the spotlight…by paying the cost.The city of San Diego is paying out its second settlement for the former mayor's indiscretions. Peggy Shannon, a...
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