EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance  On National Original Discrimination

In fiscal year 2015, approximately eleven percent of the private sector discrimination charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleged national origin discrimination.  These charges alleged a wide variety of violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title VII”), including claims arising from unlawful failure to hire, termination, language-related issues and harassment/hostile work environments. [...]

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Federal Court in Texas Issues Nationwide Injunction Stopping Implementation of New Overtime Rule

On May 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor published the final version of a rule that would significantly alter the “white collar” or “EAP” (executive/administrative/professional) exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements.  Scheduled to become effective on December 1, 2016, the rule would have, among other things, required an employee to be paid $47,892 (or $921 per week), up from the current $23,660 (or $455 per week), to [...]

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