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David Dene Murray

David Murray’s Legal Guides

44 total


  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the EEOC

    In the 1960s, Americans who knew only the potential of "equal protection of the laws" expected the president, the Congress, and the courts to fulfill the promise of the 14th Amendment. In response, all three branches of the federal government--as well as the public at large--deba...

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  • Equal Rights Under the Law - 42 USC 1981

    42 United States Code Section 1981. Equal rights under the law (a) Statement of equal rights All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and ...

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  • National Origin Discrimination

    Whether an employee or job applicant's ancestry is Mexican, Ukrainian, Filipino, Arab, American Indian, or any other nationality, he or she is entitled to the same employment opportunities as anyone else. EEOC enforces the federal prohibition against national origin discriminatio...

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  • Family and Medical Leave Act

    Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons: o for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee; o for placement with the employee of a son or dau...

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  • Age Discrimination Caveats

    Employers often suggest ideas to or question an employee about his or her retirement plans to actually save the employee from being involuntary terminated. For example, a common scenario may be a long-term employee over the age of 40 who is facing involuntary termination because ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, which covers employers with 15 or more emplo...

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  • Manager's Exemption from Overtime Pay

    To be properly classified as a "manager," an employee must meet certain criteria set forth in the Executive Exemption to overtime pay. Generally, a manager must meet the following criteria: o A manager must be paid a salary which is equivalent to at least two times ...

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  • Export Licensing Basics

    Export Licenses An export license grants permission to conduct a certain type of export transaction. It is issued by the appropriate licensing agency after a careful review of the facts surrounding the given export transaction. Most export transactions do not require specific ap...

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  • Steps for Registering a Technology Import Contract in China

    Steps for Registration Within 30 days of signature of the Contract, the Chinese party must either register or file the Contract with its tax authority. If the Contract is for the provision of technical services, the foreign party must register with the relevant Chinese tax burea...

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  • Registering Technology Import Contracts In China

    Technology import contracts are contracts that involve the import of technology ("Technology Import Contract" or "Contract") and include standard intellectual property rights license contracts, technical service contracts, technical consultancy agreements and cooperative contract...

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