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Employment Law

EEOC cases a reminder to judge age objectively

Think 76 is too old to work as a diesel mechanic? Think 60 is too old to teach English as a second language? Think again. Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settlements provide an important reminder to employers to judge employment candidates objectively.

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Men require equal protection, too

Whether it’s Jimmy Fallon’s male stage manager suing him because he was replaced by a woman or Michael Douglas’s character fighting for his professional life in the film “Disclosure,” more men are complaining about being victims of sexual discrimination and harassment.

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Equal pay task force recommendations issued

A task force commissioned by the White House to find ways to better ensure compliance with wage discrimination laws to reduce pay gaps has issued a series of recommendations, including better coordination ...

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Supreme Court leans toward arbitration

Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court seem ready to fight over mandatory arbitration, but two local attorneys say the area involved — employers and manufacturers who try to ban class-action litigation through contracts — is rarely disputed locally.

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