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DOL Touts Benefits of Pay Transparency Proposed Rule
Pay secrecy is out and pay transparency is in, according to a Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule.

Mets V.P. Sues over Shaming About Unwed Pregnancy
Teasing and shaming a woman about being pregnant and unwed may be construed as unlawful discrimination.

Marriott's Maid-Tipping Campaign Raises Wage Questions
Marriott's announcement that it will be the first partner in A Woman's Nation's "The Envelope Please" initiative has raised questions of whether its housekeepers will be redefined as tipped workers and paid the lower tip minimum wage.

DOL, Shell Settle FLSA Claim for $4.5M
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims remain pricey, with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) settling an FLSA claim against Shell Oil and Motiva Enterprises for $4.5 million.

Midlevel Chefs Aren't Exempt
Different levels of chefs are classified differently under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Employee Relations
SHRM: EEOC Conciliation Efforts Must Be Subject to Judicial Review
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) urged the Supreme Court to hold that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) efforts to conciliate discrimination charges are subject to judicial review.

Pregnant Employees Can Be Accommodated Numerous Ways
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires simple modifications to accommodate pregnant employees, according to a National Partnership for Women & Families brief.

Safety & Security
Drug Use Up Among Workers
For the first time since 2003, the rate of positive drug tests among workers is up.


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