Author Archives: Jill S. Abrams

Are You a “Learned Professional” and Unable to Receive Overtime Pay?

Your advanced degree may exempt you from receiving overtime pay. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), so-called “learned professionals” are included in the categories of employees who are exempt from overtime pay. To qualify as a learned professional: You … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Claim for Employment Discrimination?

  Canberra_firefighters_e1.jpg, Peter VDW (2008) You may remember the case about the firefighter promotion exams in New Haven, Conn. that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In that case, Ricci v. Stefano, the City of New Haven and its Civil … Continue reading

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How Can We Combat Pay Discrimination?

Will we ever win the war on pay discrimination? Even though the Equal Pay Act was enacted nearly 50 years ago, U.S. workers still have to fight to get what that law supposedly guarantees. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s … Continue reading

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