Hawaii Age Discrimination case settles for over $193,000!

In the news this week is a story from Hawaii that is unbelievable.  According to public news reports, the owner of Hawaii Healthcare Professionals, Inc., Carolyn Frutoz-De-Harne, fired an office coordinator at her Maui facility in 2008.  The reason?  According to management witness statements, Ms. Frutoz-De-Harne ordered the firing because she felt the employee, Debra Moreno “looked old”, “sounded old …

$640 million in bonds sold.  Funds to help unemployment account in Colorado.

On July 2, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper announced that the State of Colorado had sold $640 million in bonds to help lower the associated costs to business owners related to unemployment costs.  Since the recession began in 2007, job losses across Colorado have depleted the unemployment fund. As a result, the state has borrowed close to $600 million from the …

Overtime Claims rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of SmithKline Beecham Corporation in a groundbreaking FLSA overtime compensation case that will most likely affect many small businesses.  The case brought by Michael Christopher & Frank Buchanan (Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation) primarily centered around two pharmaceutical sales representatives who claimed they were owed overtime pay for …