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John Francis Mccarthy

John Mccarthy’s Legal Guides

23 total

  • What Do the DOMA, and Prop 8 Rulings Mean for Employees?

    DOMA and Prop 8 have been hot topics over the last few years. Here is what their rather historic rulings mean. History of DOMA and Prop 8 The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was enacted on September 21, 1996. It was a federal law that allowed states to refuse to recognize same-se...

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  • Whistleblowers Are Heroes- What We Can Learn From Eric Snowden

    hero noun \'hir-(?)?\: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities; one who shows great courage. Eric Snowden is a hero. Snowden grew up in North Carolina. He enlisted in the United States Army as a special forces recruit before he broke both of his legs in a training ...

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  • Most Employment Lawsuits are Losers So Find a Lawyer Who's a Winner

    The American Bar Foundation conducted an unprecedented empirical study of employment lawsuits in 2010. The findings are probably shocking for most people. For example: Employment discrimination lawsuits are one of the largest categories of civil cases filed in federal courts; ...

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  • What You Can Learn From Usher Getting Sued

    Ushers ex-nanny, Cecilia Duncan, is claiming the singer failed to pay her overtime, she complained to him, blowing the whistle, and then was terminated in retaliation. Now she is suing for wrongful termination, and failure to pay wages. A source connected to Usher said this is a ...

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  • What the Arbitration Fairness Act means

    The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 (S. 878/H.R. 1844) was just introduced to the House and Senate. The AFA seeks to limit forced arbitration where a company requires a consumer or employer to agree to submit any dispute that may arise to arbitration. The individual is required ...

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  • How to Win a Disability Discrimination Case

    On Wednesday, a Davenport, Iowa jury awarded the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) damages totaling $240 million - the largest verdict in the federal agency's history - for disability discrimination and severe abuse. The jury found that Hill County Farms subject...

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  • What To Do If You Think You Are Being Discriminated Against Because of Pregnancy

    Oprah Winfreys Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was hit with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit by Carolyn Hommel, former senior director of scheduling and acquisitions. Hommel claims her job duties and responsibilities were reassigned to a temporary employee because of her pregnancy ...

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  • What You Can Learn From Hooters

    Hooters Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Hooters is facing a wrongful termination lawsuit. Sandra Lupo had been a waitress at Hooters since 2005. Shes 27 years old. Recently, she had to undergo brain surgery to remove a cranial mass. When she was cleared to return to work last July ...

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  • How to Collect Unemployment Benefits in California Part II

    You can find Part I of this guide here: http://www.avvo.com/pages/show?category_id=6permalink=how-to-collect-unemployment-benefits-in-california-part-i III. HOW DO I APPEAL FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS? a. What is the First Thing I Need to do to Appeal an Unemployment Decision? The ...

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  • How to Collect Unemployment Benefits in California Part I

    How to Collect Unemployment Benefits in California This guide provides useful information to individuals seeking unemployment benefits. This guide is meant to provide general legal information and should not be considered legal advice. You should contact an employment lawyer for...

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