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Angry Employees: Revisiting Insubordination In Title Vii Cases, Susan Carle, Susan D. Carle Jan 2016

Angry Employees: Revisiting Insubordination In Title Vii Cases, Susan Carle, Susan D. Carle

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In too many Title VII cases, employees find themselves thrown out of court because they reacted angrily to reasonable perceptions of employer discrimination. In the race context, supervisors repeatedly call employees the n-word and use other racial epithets, order African American employees to perform work others in the same job classification do not have to do, and impose discipline white employees do not face for the comparable conduct. In the gender context, courts throw out plaintiffs’ cases even where supervisors engage in egregious sexual harassment. Employees who react angrily to such demeaning treatment—by cursing, shouting, refusing an order or ...


Food Stamps, Unjust Enrichment And Minimum Wage, Candace Kovacic-Fleischer Jan 2016

Food Stamps, Unjust Enrichment And Minimum Wage, Candace Kovacic-Fleischer

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A number of large retail chains with monopsony power, such as Walmart, pay their low level employees so little that these employees are eligible for food stamps and other governmental benefits. In addition to paying low wages, these chains often have hourly restrictions so that their employees are not eligible for overtime pay. At times the chains violate the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by making hourly employees work “off the clock,” a practice known as wage theft.

One of the reasons these low wage retailers can pay so little is because their employees ...