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Employment Practices

Did you know that as a business owner you are about 5 times more likely to have an employment related claim than a fire? Below are only few examples of Employment Practices claims.

Employment Practices

Flawed Background Checks

National
Error-laden criminal background checks conducted on prospective employees routinely contain errors, mismatch people or misclassify criminal offenses, a report released Wednesday says. These errors can cost workers jobs and create employment related liabilities.

More Workers Sue for Overtime Pay

National
More American workers are suing for overtime pay. People have been pushed to their financial limit in the recession and its aftermath as they had to work longer hours, often for the same or less pay after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees. Now, many are striking back in court.

Pay Discrimination

Florida
More than a year later, an employee will receive a check for almost $340,000 in back pay. She successfully sued Citicorp for violating the Equal Pay Act and failing to pay her the same amount as her male counterparts.

Workers to Split $1.45 Million

National
More than 550 former workers for US Fidelis, which was once one of the nation’s largest sellers of auto service contracts, will split a $1.45 million settlement of allegations that they weren’t properly warned before being laid off, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Discrimination?

New Jersey.
A Pennsylvania man who isn’t Jewish but claims he endured anti-Semitic slurs at work can sue his former supervisors under New Jersey’s anti-discrimination laws, a state appellate court has ruled. The panel did not consider the merits of the case, only whether he has standing to pursue it.