Archive for 'Age'

The proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 provides a cash infusion to three federal agencies that are a thorn in the side of many employers: the Department of Labor (“DOL”), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”).  With increased funding, we can expect increased scrutiny.  Here is what you […]

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Many employers are aware that the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of age against employees age 40 or over.  But can employers be sued for age discrimination by employees under age 40?  What about claims by younger workers alleging older workers were treated more favorably?  The answers are […]

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EEOC Has Record-Setting Year

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on January 18, 2012

The Obama Administration may go down in history as the Administration of Enforcement: investigations of worker misclassification and wage and hour issues are way up.  Now we’re seeing it also applies to the civil rights arena. Last year was a record-setting year for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  It received more charges than ever, resolved […]

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As published in the July 25, 2011 CT Law Tribune

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Has the world gone mad?  Is a 10-year old girl capable of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment so serious that a school employee had to stop performing his job duties?  This employee thought so.  Kevin Wilson, a male “para-professional” at a Maryland elementary school, claimed that a 10-year old female student sexually […]

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