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Forget location, location, location, President Trump tells the Acting Chair of the EEOC, it is all about job growth.  On June 28, 2017, President Trump nominated Janet Dhillon to chair of the EEOC.  If Ms. Dhillon is confirmed, Ms. Lipnic will become a Commissioner. In November 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal […]

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Employment Law Strategist  February 2017 Did you know your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) (collectively, the “Agencies”).  The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, […]

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In the last few years, New York has been one of the most aggressive states in the nation with respect to increasing its minimum wage.  On December 31, the latest round of minimum wage increases will begin to take effect.  Will you be prepared to make the necessary adjustments? Adding to the difficulty for employers, […]

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Last month, a federal judge in Texas stayed implementation of the Department of Labor’s controversial rule change which would have nearly doubled the threshold required for employees to be exempt from overtime.  Even though this ruling was by a judge in Texas, it has a nationwide effect – the DOL’s new rule cannot be enforced […]

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Yes! In EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16918 (11th Cir. 2016), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer could lawfully refuse to hire an African American female who refused to cut her dreadlocks to comply with the employer’s race-neutral grooming policy. In 2010, Chastity Jones, an African American […]

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