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In the world of employment law, it is fairly uncommon to see discrimination cases that are based on discrimination against men but a recent case brought by the EEOC raises just that claim. According to the EEOC's suit, in the spring of 2013, the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain posted an internal announcement within a 10-state region for temporary summer positions in Park City, Utah with company-provided housing for those selected. Andrew Herrera, a Ruby Tuesday employee since 2005 in Corvallis, Ore., wanted to apply because of the chance to earn more money in the busy summer resort town. However, the announcement stated that only females would be considered and Ruby Tuesday did in fact selected only women for those summer jobs, supposedly from fears about housing employees of both genders together. Ruby Tuesday's gender-specific internal posting excluded Herrera and at least one other male employee from consideration for the temporary assignment.

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The EEOC recently completed its statistics for the year 2014. Overall, charges of employment discrimination have declined to the lowest number since 2007, but charges of retaliation have increased and comprise the highest-ever percentage (42.8%) of filings.

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Effective on January 1, 2015 and applying to claims arising from that date, Colorado has a new wage Law.

Bloomberg BNA, December 2, 2014

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The following is a general brief outline of wage and hour law. There are numerous exemptions, exclusions and standards that are not discussed. If you need legal advice or assistance, you must not rely on the following as legal advice and must instead seek legal assistance for your specific situation. You must also be aware that for all legal claims, including wage and hour claims, there are time limits that apply to claims and the failure to pursue a claim within the applicable time period will cause any such claim to fail.

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