Black History Month: A. Philip Randolph


As we close out Black History Month 2020, I wanted to take some time to highlight the accomplishments of A. Philip Randolph.   He is not as well known as Martin Luther King, Jr., but his efforts helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement.  In fact, Randolph was fighting for the rights of black […]

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What Happens After I File My Lawsuit?


As popular as Law & Order and other legal dramas have been, they don’t provide much information on what happens after a lawsuit is filed.  This is especially true for civil lawsuits, because most legal shows focus on criminal cases.  This blog sheds some light on what happens after you file your lawsuit. How Do […]

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DOL Recovers Record $322 Million in Wages for Workers


Recently, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that its Wage and Hour Division collected $322 million owed to workers.  The DOL looks at the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to determine if a violation of minimum wage or overtime occurred.  Of the violations, over 80% dealt with improper overtime.  Companies in the construction and food […]

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You May Be Eligible for Overtime Soon


In 2016, the big topic in employment law involved proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime rules.  Although there were several key changes, the one that got the most media attention was raising the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.  Employees and their advocates loved the change.  Employers fought the changes […]

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3 Common Employment Law Questions Answered


1. My boss terminated me via text message.  Is that legal? This question is brought up frequently by prospective clients.  A lot of employees believe that your employer has to terminate you with an official paper document.  Even more employees believe that your employer needs to tell you the reason that they terminated you. In […]

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Is Trump’s Go Back to Your Country Tweet Discrimination?


Recently, President Trump chose to criticize a group of 4 congresswomen,  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and the way they criticize how the government is run.  Collectively known as “The Squad,”  Trump tweeted that the women should go back to their […]

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