Category: Fact of the Day

New Overtime and Salary Regulations Proposed


Obama Administration Overtime Proposal In 2016, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and overtime regulations got more attention than it has probably seen in over a decade. This was in large part due to the announcement that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) would be more than doubling the minimum salary required, from $23,660 to $47,476, […]

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Black History Month: Jane Bolin


This week for Black History Month, I will be highlighting Jane Bolin. Like many of the previous individuals who have been highlighted in this series, Ms. Bolin’s accomplishments included numerous accomplishments that paved the way for African Americans. Some of those accomplishments included, but are not limited to: 1st black woman to graduate from Yale […]

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Black History Month: Barbara Jordan


Similar to last year, I will be highlighting a few people, events, and even cases that help show the importance of celebrating Black History Month. This week, I will be highlighting Barbara Jordan. Ms. Jordan was born February 21, 1936 in Houston, Texas. After attending Houston public schools, Ms. Jordan matriculated to Texas Southern University, […]

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EEOC Data Shows Impact of #MeToo


Many Americans know that starting in towards the end of 2017, the #MeToo movement started to gain a lot of support from various agencies and coverage in the media. Starting with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, numerous high profile figures were accused, resigned, or were fired from there positions. By involving […]

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What Should I Do If My Boss Says Racist Things?


John Schnatter, founder and chairman of Papa John’s, openly stated in a conference call that “Colonel Sanders called blacks n––s” in an effort to deflect from the controversy surrounding statements he made about NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, allegedly stated in a meeting that black women were […]

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