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By : Olivia Robinson

Military Transgender Ban Will Not Likely Impact the Workplace

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter last week that transgender individuals are no longer permitted to enlist or serve in the military. Although this ban is only applicable to the military, employees and employers are concerned of its impact on the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau ...

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BREAKING: 7th Circuit Ruling Gives Title VII Protection to Sexual Orientation

The Seventh Circuit just became the first federal appellate court in the country to extend Title VII protection to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The decision was issued today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. In Hively, the plaintiff was a part-time a...

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks FLSA Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge from the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule. This preliminary injunction will be enforced nationwide. The new overtime rule was set become effective on December 1, 2016, and it...

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Court Permanently Blocks Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule

On November 16, 2016, a federal judge from the Northern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction barring the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing its new "persuader rule." The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.SC. § 401 (2006), et seq., passed in 1959, amended ...

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