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Politics and Religion in the Workplace – “Backlash Discrimination” of Muslims and Middle Eastern Employees

By Jennifer Adams Murphy / April 13, 2017

Fear, emotionally charged perspectives on the Trump administration’s immigration policy and deeply embedded religious views are all topics ripe for disagreements possibly escalating into use of slurs, threats and insults. The workplace, where many of us spend the majority of our weekdays, is one place where these agreements may percolate to a dangerous boiling point.…

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Watch Out! The New Year Brings New Laws

By Jennifer Adams Murphy / January 30, 2017

1. Employee Classification As employers are aware, the dreaded U.S. Department of Labor Rule changes which would have required overtime payments to many employees now classified as exempt, are frozen in legal limbo following an injunction preventing the implementations of those rules. Although an expedited appeal of the lower court’s injunction is moving forward, the…

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Employers Receive an 11th Hour Reprieve on DOL Minimum Salary Rule – Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect as Planned, On December 1st.

By Jennifer Adams Murphy / November 23, 2016

A federal judge in Sherman, Texas has issued a preliminary injunction which operates nation-wide to bar the Department of Labor’s minimum salary rule for certain white collar exemptions from going into effect. Employers have been bracing for drastic changes to their pay practices and exempt/non-exempt job classifications due to a DOL regulation finalized this summer…

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