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Does the recent Supreme Court ruling open a door for LGBT workers to take legal action against discriminatory employers?

The United States Supreme Court delivered a momentous ruling in favor of LGBT rights on Monday, deciding that gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are protected by federal anti-discrimination law. The 6-3 decision means that LGBT employees…
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What can I do if I am fired after workplace harassment in Denver Colorado?

Workplace discrimination occurs when an individual is adversely discriminated against due to a multitude of factors defined by law.  Harassment is a form of discrimination that includes unwelcome behaviors by managers, clients, and co-workers,…
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Louisiana workers were held back by inconsistent coronavirus restrictions

New Orleans workers and business owners in certain industries expressed frustrations about being able to return to work after restrictions related to the coronavirus began to end.  New Orleans workers frustrated as government wants to keep…
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Louisiana government workers were forced out of their positions because of losses tied to coronavirus

A number of government employees in Lafayette Parish were laid off due to losses that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lafayette Parish decides to eliminate over one hundred positions The Mayor-President of the Parish announced…
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Is your employer short-changing your wages by not paying you overtime in Denver Colorado?

  If an employer is not paying overtime wages in accordance with federal laws, it may be illegal, depending on an individual’s work status, and the type of business where they are employed. On March 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of…
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Houston restaurants consistently withheld overtime and violated minimum wage laws

All employers are required by both federal and state regulations to pay workers in accordance with certain labor laws. Businesses who violate these laws can be served with a civil lawsuit or sanctioned by the department of labor.  The Houston…
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South Carolina worker was crushed by a tree and required extensive treatment

There are some situations where workers are seriously hurt on the job. This is more likely to happen if they work in an industry with high risk such as those who handle heavy machinery and other dangerous equipment.  A news report for the…
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Louisiana unemployment claims started to decline as coronavirus restrictions expired

As restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic began to end, the number of new unemployment claims being filed in the state decreased drastically. However, many workers were still unemployed, and waiting on benefits and wages that were…
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Greenville area workers who have to drive every day are at risk for injuries

Drivers of various kinds of commercial and industrial vehicles are at high risk for injuries and accidents while they are working. An injured employee does have the right to receive their normal salary after they are hurt through the workers…
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Louisiana sanitation workers demand safer working conditions during pandemic

Sanitation workers in New Orleans, Louisiana asked for better working conditions and hazard pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Waste management workers go on strike The dispute came from a recent contract that would allow sanitation…
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Houston workers were denied their wages when the owner suddenly closed his business and disappeared

Unemployed workers often have issues trying to get their final wages from an unsavory employer who suddenly decides to close the business.  Former employees of two Mexican restaurants in the Houston area are alleging that the owner abruptly…
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Houston workers may have issues with employers intentionally withholding wages

The District Attorney for Harris County, Texas got involved in a labor dispute when workers were not paid their proper wages by a former employer. Workers rights advocates in the area claim that these actions should send a strong message to…
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Louisiana hospitality workers seek alternative sources of funding after being forced out of their jobs

New Orleans is a city that depends heavily on tourism. Part of the busy season in 2020 ended due to forced closures and cancelled travel plans.  Workers in New Orleans organized to create a hospitality worker relief fund in response. New…
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Mississippi workers should seek legal help if they were not paid properly after a job loss

Unemployment claims in Mississippi increased sharply at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but started to drop off about a month later. Those who were laid off may have issues getting their final wages from their employer.  State…
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Minnesota news reports on workers devastated by coronavirus closures

A number of Minnesota residents were disappointed by the lack of information and communication from employers and state unemployment offices after they were forced out of work by the coronavirus.  Workers tell reporters about their frustrations…
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Michigan dealt with historic numbers of unemployed workers due to coronavirus closures

The shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic were mostly responsible for the over 200,000 unemployment claims filed in the state of Michigan during the first week of April 2020. As with many other parts of the country, residents of the state…