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RPL Partner Contributes to Supreme Court Amicus Brief

On March 1, 2011, the National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union, joined by the Women's City Club of New York and 31 other organizations, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case, WAL-MART STORES, INC. v. BETTY DUKES, et al., in support...

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ADA Alert for Small Business Owners

Regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act have been revised by the U.S. Department of Justice with an effective date of March 15, 2011. The U.S. Department of Justice has released a handy guide to assist business owners in understanding how the regulations apply to them: ADA Update: A Primer...

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To W2 or Not to W2

In this February 10, 2011 seminar, moderated by RPL attorney Nicole Page and hosted by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), employment law practitioners help demystify the field of entertainment. They’ll address such crucial issues as worker classification, employment and independent contractor agreements, termination of employment, separation agreements and...

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Diversity in the Workplace – Panel Overview

Date of Panel:  January 13, 2011 Speakers:  Manjeev Puri, the Ambassador from India to the United Nations; Dominic Meiklejohn, the British Deputy Consul-General; John Rogers, an American academic specializing in global expansion; and Helen D. ("Heidi") Reavis or RPL. Topic:   Diversity in the workplace. Audience:  200 international employees working in...

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Complaints of Discrimination in the Workplace Hit Record Levels in 2010

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, private sector workplace discrimination charge filings hit record levels with nearly 100,000 filed during fiscal year 2010.  http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-11-11.cfm.  Filings alleging unlawful retaliation (36,258) surpassed filings alleging discrimination based on race (35,890) as the most frequently filed charge, while allegations of unlawful discrimination...

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The Bottom Line on the Firing Line

In the November/ December 2010 issue of The Financial Manager (TFM), RPL's Nicole Page published an article entitled, "The Bottom Line on the Firing Line," advising employers on legal precautions that can be taken during the dreaded process of firing an employee. TFM is a bi-monthly magazine published by the...

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