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Independent contractor or employee? Know the difference.

Contractor positions are becoming increasingly frequent in the "gig" workplace. Hiring independent contractors instead of employees offers significant benefits to a company, including saving money on employment taxes, employee benefits, and workers' compensation insurance coverage. A company may have contractors and employees working alongside each other. Sometimes the distinction between...

Judge: Bankruptcy won’t protect Weinstein Co. from liability

Now-defunct film company the Weinstein Co. has declared bankruptcy in Delaware. In most cases, bankruptcy protects individuals and businesses from pending lawsuits, but a judge in the Weinstein case has ruled that lawsuits from alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein may move forward during the bankruptcy proceedings.A group of women has...

Recruiting on social media can lead to discrimination claims

Social media has become integral to our daily lives. A recent survey showed that nearly 1.5 billion users log into Facebook - the world's most popular social media site - each day. With everybody flocking to social media, it's a great place for companies to recruit for new talent. Employers...

Federal Court of Appeals Holds that Title VII Protects Against Transgender Status

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals -- the federal appellate court that hears appeals from the federal courts in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee -- held that Title VII protects employees from discrimination on the basis of their transgender or transitioning status.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...

U.S. Court of Appeals Holds that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

This morning, an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York, held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Second Circuit joins the...

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On this day two years ago, Lockaby PLLC opened its doors. Since then, we've helped countless employees (blue-collar and white-collar...

Sexual Harassment Claims to be Exempted from Binding Arbitration Agreements?

If the Attorneys General from all fifty states and several U.S. territories have anything to say about it, yes. On February 12, the National Association of Attorneys General penned a letter, which was also signed by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, requesting that Congress enact legislation exempting sexual harassment claims...
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