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Law firms, among other businesses, are notorious for seeking non-partner candidates with experience within a range of years.

“1-4 years,” “5-8 years,” “with about 10 years of experience.”

Could placing a cap on the number of years of experience be part of a code for “we don’t want to hire old people”? Continue reading

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On the same day that Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores to train its employees on implicit bias (full curriculum here), an outspoken Hollywood celebrity stole the headlines with an explicitly-racist tweet. Continue reading

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The session, entitled “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable,” features an all-star panel of lawyers* and will explore each federal agency’s current compliance environment, enforcement priorities, practical guidelines for navigating difficult compliance issues and best practices. Continue reading

Generally, if a wage and hour dispute arises in the workplace, the parties need approval from either the U.S. Department of Labor or a federal court to resolve claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

When parties agree to resolve these claims as part of litigation, two things often happen:

  1. A court must approve the settlement; and
  2. The settlement agreement becomes public; i.e., no confidentiality.

Recently, Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. and the other parties to an FLSA action requested that a New York federal court relax the publicity rules by creating a “celebrity exception.”

Oh, you don’t know Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.?

That’s Busta Rhymes!

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Back when the WWE was the WWF, there was a tag team that were the heels of professional wrestling: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.

Goddammit! Like three-quarters of you have already clicked away.

The rest of you, stick with me, I’m building to a crescendo.
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Although, the Facebook photo of the plaintiff captioned “Tubing the Rifle River” didn’t help his chances either.

Neither did lying about sleeping at work despite photographic evidence to the contrary.

Filed under: “WTH Dude!”

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“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”