“Zombie Pay Claims” and What Your HR Department Should Know About the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

March 1, 2011

Is it ever too late for an employee to sue their company for acts of payment discrimination? The rule of “you snooze, you lose” is largely true. One of the most important deadlines in a lawyer’s mind is the Statute of Limitations, otherwise known as the last possible day one can file their lawsuit before…

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New Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card

February 15, 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced (Febr 11, 2011) that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485. This new card represents a significant improvement from the current practice of issuing paper Advance Parole documents.…

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German employers may be prevented from viewing a job applicant’s FB page; US Employers, however, could still see those Spring Break photos…

August 26, 2010

From the Associated Press: BERLIN — Ever thought twice about posting a party picture on Facebook, fearing it could someday hurt your chance at a dream job? A draft German law is supposed to solve the problem by making it illegal for prospective employers to spy on applicants’ private postings. The draft law on employee…

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Race-Based Hiring

November 23, 2009

Managers’ race has had a “significant” effect on the race of employees, according to a study of personnel data from a U.S. retailer over 30 months. The “Manager Race and the Race of New Hires,” report was authored by Laura Giuliano, David Levine and Jonathan Leonard, and printed in the October 2009 issue of the…

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Hire and Fire Part II – 3 Million Dollar for a blind person

November 25, 2005

I am just reading an AP newsticker as quoted “A jury awarded $3 million Tuesday to a blind woman who was fired from her job as director of Pennsylvania’s agency for the blind and visually impaired. Christine L. Boone, who was forced out as director of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services in 2003,…

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