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February 2012 Archives

Professor sues University of Maryland for age discrimination

A law professor is suing six law schools for employment discrimination, including the University of Maryland, alleging that the schools passed him up for a tenured position because of his age.

Hostess' union workers could strike over contract, wages

Union workers at Hostess Brands, which operates several bakeries in Maryland, have announced that they will strike if wage cuts and an "unfair" contract is imposed while the company undergoes bankruptcy proceedings.

Technology industry wants to limit employee overtime rights

For Greenbelt residents, overtime wages are governed by both federal and Maryland state employment law. "Overtime" refers to payment to an employee, at the rate of one and one-half times the regular hourly wage, for work performed in excess of 40 hours in a seven-day week.

EEOC receives record number of discrimination complaints in 2011

In Greenbelt and throughout the metro D.C. area, workplace discrimination is not the same issue that it once was--it exists, but it has evolved. Companies do not often publicly fire a worker because she is a woman or because he has a disability, as this type of blatant discrimination has become unpopular over time. But, discrimination still plays an unfortunate role in hiring and firing decisions as well as daily life in the workplace.

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