Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

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    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act is the federal law governing age discrimination. It was enacted in 1967 to promote the employment of older persons and prevent discrimination.  The ADEA prohibits employers with 20 or more employees from refusing to hire or fire, or otherwise discriminate against a person age 40 or over, solely...

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    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against workers 40 years old and older because of their age. Many states also have laws prohibiting age discrimination in the workplace. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 amended the ADEA to specifically prohibit employers from discriminating against...

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    The idea behind a severance agreement is that the employee agrees to take something of value to which he is not otherwise entitled — additional compensation, benefits, or other “in kind” consideration — in exchange for agreeing not to sue you. Unfortunately, even a totally justified, squeaky-clean termination isn’t...

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    With talk in D.C. about raising Social Security retirement's age from 65 to anywhere between 67 and 70, it's likely that older employees will stay in the workforce longer. This age group's delayed retirement, combined with new college graduates entering the workforce daily, opens the door for different opinions, choices, and thought processes...
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    As more older employees delay retirement, so grows the risk of discrimination claims: Allstate Insurance Company just settled an age discrimination suit for $4.5 million. The EEOC just filed a class action against AT&T, alleging discrimination against older workers who left under an early retirement plan. A Columbia, South Carolina disability...
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    More employers faced workplace discrimination charges in 2008 than in any time in EEOC history. Last fiscal year, discrimination filings rose 15.2% with a record-setting 95,402 charges. And the threat of litigation is only expected to rise as the DOL steps up enforcement efforts by hiring more investigators. Learn the top 5 legal threats now...
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      The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a significant increase in workers age 65 and older over the next 10 years. The number of workers between the age of 65-74 is expected to increase by 83.4%. And according to a new study by the Wharton Pension Research Council, a significant number of employees are delaying retirement due to losses...
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