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No Pay Can Be OK – A New Test to Determine the Primary Beneficiary in Unpaid Internships

This summer, two federal appellate courts declined to follow the U.S. Department of Labor’s six factors for determining whether an unpaid intern is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In doing so, those courts — the Second Circuit (covering Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) and the Eleventh Circuit (covering Alabama, Florida, and …

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Colorado’s Parental Leave For Academic Activities Ended September 1

The school year is upon us and working parents will once again find themselves juggling job duties and school functions. The juggling may be a bit more difficult for some parents this year, as those that work for larger Colorado employers are no longer guaranteed time off to attend their kid’s school activities. As of …

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Addressing and Preventing Workplace Violence

The subject of workplace violence has unfortunately made headlines once again after a news anchor and cameraman were killed by a former co-worker in Virginia last week. Employers are understandably concerned and have questions about what they can do to help prevent workplace violence. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires employers to maintain a place …

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Employers Who Permit After-Hours Work Should Exercise Caution in Light of an Anticipated Increase in Nonexempt Workers

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Following the directive issued in March 2014 by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor published a proposed new rule in the Federal Register and is accepting comments through September 4, 2015. The new rule would extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year for employees to qualify for “white collar” …

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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act


In a potentially groundbreaking decision that increases legal protections throughout the U.S. for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on June 15, 2015, that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination.  The EEOC addressed the question of whether the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of …

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