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Prohibited Employment Policies/Practices

Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge […]

Outback Steakhouse to Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Phoenix Restaurant Fired Server Because of His Traumatic Brain Injury, Federal Agency Charged PHOENIX – Outback Steakhouse will pay $65,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC’s lawsuit, EEOC v. OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC d/b/a Outback Steakhouse and […]

US Labor Department obtains consent judgment to recover $3 million in back wages, damages for New Jersey gas station attendants

Company agrees to extensive monitoring program to ensure future FLSA compliance MADISON, N.J. — Daniyal Enterprises LLC and owner Waseem Chaudhary, and other companies owned and operated by Chaudhary, have agreed to pay $2 million in overtime back wages and an additional $1 million in liquidated damages to 417 workers employed at 72 of Chaudhary’s New […]

New FMLA Rule Expands Benefits to Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

The U.S. Department of Labor marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members, and enables more […]

Award of Backpay Under FMLA Could Include Overtime Compensation

First Circuit Court In this case, on a matter of first impression, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that an award of backpay to an employee for the employer’s violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) properly included overtime compensation.Juan Pagán-Colón, an assistant manager at a Walgreens in Puerto Rico, brought […]