In episode 128, Coffey talks with Julia Gannaway about recent regulatory and legal items that all employers can learn from. They discuss Whole Foods’ wins in federal court and before a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge related to dress code enforcement and Black Lives Matter paraphernalia; a business owner who was alleged to have interfered with a Department of Labor wage and hour investigation, going so far as to retaliate against employees who cooperated with investigators; and an employer who settled an age discrimination suit for $90 million. Here are some of the news items they discussed:
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Julia Gannaway

Julia Gannaway

Julia Gannaway is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M with an economics degree and obtained her J.D. from the University of Houston in 1994. Her law firm – Ross, Gannaway, Clifton PLLC – dedicates itself solely to assisting employers. She advises clients on matters relating to federal and state agency investigations, conducts employer investigations, prepares and revises employer handbooks, and advises clients on pay matters including the FLSA and the Texas PayDay Act. She is a member of the Texas Bar College. Julia currently serves on the Fort Worth HR Board of Directors as Legal and Legislative Director.

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