Jul 16, 2018

Recent Court Rulings Help Employees Pursue Equal Pay Act Claims, Part I

Equal Pay – Recently, two (2) different Federal Courts issued decisions that should help employees bringing Equal Pay Act claims prove that pay differentials are illegal.  The Court decisions do so by making it more difficult for employers to defend …

Jul 12, 2018

Public Employees Whose Government Employers Stigmatize Them Can Pursue A Claim

Stigmatization Claim – The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently held that circumstances may exist where a government employee’s termination so damages the employee’s reputation that the government violates his liberty interest protected under the Due Process Clause …

Apr 11, 2018

What If I’m Fired For Missing Work for Jury Duty in N.H.?

NH Jury Duty – Our justice system depends on citizens serving as jurors.  But the civic duty of jury service can unquestionably pose a burden, not only to the person called for jury service but to the person’s employer as …

Apr 10, 2018

“April 10 is Equal Pay Day”

Today is Equal Pay Day.  In recognition of the day, some commercial establishments are giving women 20% off today.  A report of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress published in April of 2016 explains the significance of this discount.  The …

Apr 09, 2018

Am I Protected by New Hampshire’s Whistleblower’s Protection Act?

NH Whistleblower’s Protection Act – New Hampshire law extends protections to whistleblowers in the workplace, but there are limited circumstances under which such protections apply, as the New Hampshire Supreme Court clarified in a recent case, Cluff-Landry v. Roman Catholic …

Mar 19, 2018

Are a Sales Representative’s Commissions Considered Wages Under NH Wage Law?

NH Commissions – In the recent case of International Business Machines Corporation v. Khoury, the New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected an attempt by IBM to reduce the amount of commissions it was obligated to pay one of its sales representatives, …

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