Blog Posts in March, 2014

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  • New California Overtime Mandates Threaten Home Care Providers and Their Patients
    New California Overtime Mandates Threaten Home Care Providers and Their Patients

    Each year, more than 12 million Americans receive care at home temporarily or permanently because of an illness, injury or condition. These individuals are cared for by more than two million home care ...

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  • How You Are Fired Is Just As Important As Why You Were Fired
    How You Are Fired Is Just As Important As Why You Were Fired

    When employees knowingly take shortcuts that put a business and its employees at risk, their employer has every right to reprimand or even fire them for their actions. However, the company must follow ...

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  • Big Lots Fires Employee for Taking Protected FMLA Leave and Pays the Price
    Big Lots Fires Employee for Taking Protected FMLA Leave and Pays the Price

    Imagine the fear and distress you would experience caring for your seriously ill or injured child. On top of the worry you feel day after day as you watch him suffer, your employer reprimands you for ...

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  • Obama Pushes for Changes in Overtime Pay Qualifications
    Obama Pushes for Changes in Overtime Pay Qualifications

    In fast food restaurants, convenience stores and manufacturing facilities, salaried employees are working more than 40 hours a week without receiving the benefits of overtime pay to which they’re ...

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  • Protecting Americans' Rights to Sue for Workplace Discrimination
    Protecting Americans' Rights to Sue for Workplace Discrimination

    The right of American workers to fight against discrimination and harassment in a court of law is now more protected than ever thanks to a landmark ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh ...

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  • Obesity IS a Disability
    Obesity IS a Disability

    In the U.S., 35.7 percent of adults are obese. For those who struggle with obesity, the impairments can be considerable. Individuals may have trouble walking up steps and standing for long periods of ...

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