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House Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

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On November 7, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007.  The Act, if enacted into law, would extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to bar discrimination against an individual based on his/her actual or perceived sexual orientation.  The bill defines "sexual orientation" to include homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.  The bill passed 234 to 184 with 14 not voting.  Senator Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.) has stated that...

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4th Circuit Finds That Payment Of Wages And Benefits For 60 Days After Termination Satisfies WARN Act

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The Fourth Circuit held in Long v Dunlop Sports Group Americas, Inc., (4th Cir. Oct. 29, 2007), an employer who failed to give employees 60 days' advance notice of a plant shutdown but continued to pay full wages and benefits to most workers for 60 days after the shutdown satisfied the WARN Act.

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Don’t forget to file your paperwork.

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In an unpublished opinion dated October 23, 2007, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld an award of wage loss compensation back to 2001 -- and a 20% penalty -- to a former employee who was terminated in 2002 and obtained other employment because Wal-Mart had failed to file a timely termination application.  The Workers' Compensation Commission had sent Wal-Mart reminders as far back as 2002 to file the appropriate paperwork to terminate the award, but it never did so. ...

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