minimumwageSince July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees has been $7.25 per hour. Many states and cities have raised that floor, with some cities, like Seattle, headed to $15/hr.

But, federally, despite pressure from many to raise it, we’ve been stuck at a $7.25 minimum wage for over 7 years.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability, when doing so will permit that employee to perform the essential functions of the job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include reassigning non-essential job functions to other employees, a transfer to another open position for which the employee is qualified, and temporary light-duty assignments.

But what about permanent light duty?

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Read my lips. I love each and every one of my readers.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Not creepy at all.” But, would you believe that I stayed up all night practicing that until I got it just right? In unrelated news, shares of Phillip Morris are trending up 30% before the opening bell. Now, how about nominating The Employer Handbook for the ABA Blawg 100 Amici?

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The lede comes directly from last Thursday’s much anticipated decision, in which the Seventh Circuit concluded in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (opinion here) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal workplace anti-discrimination statute, does not protect workers from discrimination based on LGBT status.

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