“Otherwise Known as Dynasty McFeeley”: The Economic Realities of Exotic Dancers under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The question of whether exotic dancers are employees or independent contractors of the strip clubs where the dancers are employed recently wound up in the lap of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (why this distinction matters). The court managed to keep its eyes focused up here and refused to dance around the issue or […]


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What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Why is It Blocking My Way to the Courthouse?

What Is the EEOC? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency tasked with enforcing the federal employment laws in the United States. It has the authority to bring a lawsuit on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully terminated in violation of federal law, which includes Title VII of the Civil Rights […]


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The Law Provides Protections Against Military Service Discrimination in Employment.

Military service discrimination in employment is illegal.  The United States Government employs approximately 2.5 million people in active and reserve duty capacities. Each of these individuals faces many challenges inherent with such a chosen career path, including family obligations, work obligations, and long- or short-term deployments. Many, if not all, military reservists have full-time civilian […]


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United Settlement Pays $1 Million to Disabled Workers

United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involving the rights of disabled workers. In the case, the EEOC alleged that United failed to provide fair accommodations for workers who were unable to perform the duties of their current position due to disabilities.


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Antipsychotic Overuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients should never be prescribed a medication out of convenience, especially ones with great risks, like a psychotropic. However, a recent study performed by University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust found that seniors are getting prescribed more psychiatric medications than necessary, and non-medication approaches are often being ignored.


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