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October 26, 2015

Standing Up Against Ethnicity Discrimination

  Discrimination based on ethnicity or national origin happens in every country across the globe and has been a significant issue throughout history. Oftentimes ethnicity discrimination is fueled by conflicts between nations and groups, misunderstanding of culture, the generalization of populations, the need for power and general ignorance. Since the U.S. entered into conflict with the Middle East in the…

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October 19, 2015

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Race Discrimination Claim

Race discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2013 there were 31,073 race discrimination claims filed, according to the EEOC. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination illegal, employers still, over 50 years later, continue to make employment decisions based on race, negatively affecting millions of workers…

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October 12, 2015

10 Signs You May be Facing Age Discrimination

  In 1967 the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was passed to protect employees from discrimination based on age. While this was a very positive step towards protecting workers rights, age discrimination in the workplace still persists across every industry and sector today. According to AARP, two out of every three older workers have seen age discrimination in the workplace….

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October 5, 2015

A Startling Truth: Pregnancy Discrimination in the U.S. is on the Rise 

  In 1978 the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed, protecting women from being fired or discriminated against due to pregnancy. Yet, in the last 15 years, pregnancy discrimination in the U.S. has risen by nearly 50%. The increase in pregnancy discrimination cases filed with the EEOC in recent years is troubling to say the least.

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August 17, 2015

Final paycheck laws in New Hampshire – 72 Hours if Employee Notice

  Final Paycheck laws in New Hampshire? What are the final paycheck laws in New Hampshire?  When do they apply?  How? The law applies to both private and public employers.  Rockingham County recently learned that it means that New Hampshire state law, RSA 275:44, II provides that all employees that provide at least one pay period notice of their departure are…

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August 13, 2015

Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire

Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire Wage and hour claims in New Hampshire can and do result in Orders against companies that fail to pay wages owed.  In the case of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc., also known as Corriveau Contracting, the United States Department of Labor ordered the executives to pay $427,300 to 157 employees who were denied overtime…

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August 12, 2015

Civil Liability for Sexual Assault on Corporate Premises $4 million

Civil Liability for Sexual Assault On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 a jury held a business responsible for its obligation to protect members of the public whom they solicit onto their property.  In the case of Wahlstrom v. JPA 1 Management Co. and JPA Management Co., the jury found that the business owner was liable for the “foreseeable criminal acts on their premises”…

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May 19, 2015

New Hampshire Disability Discrimination Law Change – 1st in the Nation

New Hampshire Disability Discrimination Law – 1st in the Nation On May 7, 2015, New Hampshire became the first state in the nation to pass legislation prohibiting employers from paying sub minimum wage to individuals with disabilities.  The passage of this legislation changed law that had been in place for decades and allowed this practice.

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May 14, 2015

Town Employment or Municipal Employment in New Hampshire

Town Employment or Municipal Employment In many instances, public employees in New Hampshire have different rights and responsibilities than individuals employed by private businesses in the private sector.  They may, for example, be a member of a collective bargaining unit which has defined obligations regarding the filing of employee grievances.  Moreover, even if not a member of the union, a city or…

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