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The Griggs Fable Ignored: The Far-Reaching Impact of a False Premise

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This articlewas published in the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and can be found by clicking the link below: http://www.hofstralelj.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Douglas-Final.pdf Prominent arbitrator Robert L. Douglas, and his son, Jeffrey Douglas, a Meltzer Lippe associate discuss the role of the fable in the landmark Griggs decision.

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WESTLAW: Retaliation claims on the rise

By: Gerald C. Waters, Jr.

Adina Genn form LIBN Interviews Gerald Waters for LIBN – Retaliation claims on the rise.

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WESTLAW Waters: Top five “fouls” to avoid during March Madness

By: Gerald C. Waters, Jr.

Gerald Waters addresses “March Madness” in the workplace.  

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Thomson Reuters Employment Alert: ERR on the side of Accomodating Pregnant Employees

By: Gerald C. Waters, Jr.

“Companies would be smart to realize that failure to provide accommodations to pregnant women, or a failure to truly understand what it means to provide these accommodations, could result in pricey lawsuits not just in compensatory and punitive damages if the plainti! wins, but also in attorneys’ fees even if the employer prevails. In contrast, […]

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The Past Two Years Has Shown A Significant Increase in Costly Wage / Hour Litigation

By: Peter A. Schneider

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and state law equivalent mandate payment of a minimum wage and payment of time and one half of a non exempt employee’s hourly wage for hours worked in access of 40 in a week.

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Food Industry Targeted

By: Peter A. Schneider

The plaintiff’s bar and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are targeting the food industry for enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is important that businesses in the food service industry understand their requirements under the FLSA or risk facing litigation and the associated costs and penalties.

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Employers: Don’t Blow Your Employee’s Covenant Not to Compete!

By: Loretta M. Gastwirth

Recently, the home health industry has been the Paul worked at a New York insurance brokerage firm for 33 years until his termination in 1995. He was employed pursuant to an employment contract containing a standard covenant-not-to-compete clause.

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