an update for the week of july 5, 2004
On another note.
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Civil Rights Act Anniversary: 40 Years Just a Beginning: Getting ready for the long Fourth of July Weekend, you might have missed the observance of a very important anniversary on Friday, July 2: the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those of you who regularly read our blog undoubtedly have more than a passing interest in Title VII, but how much do you know about how the law was passed, and how it has transformed American society? And on this important day, it's also good to think about how far we have to go, and all the limitations that still prevent Americans from realizing the true promise of the law.
this week in the courts
John Doe v. US  (Federal Circuit; 03-5075 )
Decision Date: June 23, 2004
Plaintiff DOJ attorneys' class action suit for overtime compensation was unsuccessful because the overtime was not officially ordered or approved in writing as required by the Federal Employees Pay Act.
RUI One Corp. v. City of Berkeley  (Ninth Circuit; 02-15762 )
Decision Date: June 16, 2004
The City of Berkeley's living wage ordinance, as amended, is constitutional, despite challenges alleging Contracts Clause, Due Process, and Equal Protection violations.
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