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Jennifer S. Frank

Jennifer S. Frank

Jennifer Suich Frank is a seasoned employment attorney with over 20 years of experience advising clients on a variety of employment, labor and benefit issues.

She routinely advises human resources professionals and company leaders on issues involving discrimination, harassment, disability, ADA, FMLA, wage and hour, compliance, handbooks and policies, privacy, non-competes, hiring, discipline and termination. Jennifer also responds to charges of discrimination, complaints with federal and state agencies, and handles employment-related litigation.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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Retaliation Cases on the Rise – But Timing Alone Not Always Enough to Prove It

Retaliation claims against employers are on the rise, as the statistics from the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show. In fiscal year 2018, for example, total retaliation claims appeared in 51.6% of charges filed with the EEOC, totaling a…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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“Because of Sex” - U.S. Supreme Court to Hear LGBT Employee Discrimination Cases

On April 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments on three high-profile employment-related cases next term, all involving the issue of whether sexual orientation and transgender status are considered protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. Under…
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
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U.S. Department of Labor States Employees May Not Decline or Defer FMLA Leave of a Covered Absence

On March 14, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter (FMLA2019-1-A) after being asked “whether an employer may delay designating paid leave as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave or permit employees to expand…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Lynn Jackson Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Raise to Exempt Employee Minimum Salary

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to raise the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees to $35,308 annually ($679 per week), which is up from the 2004 standard currently in…
Thursday, 24 January 2019
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#MeToo Still Going Strong: EEOC Releases FY 2018 Sexual Harassment Data

By now, everyone is aware of the #MeToo movement, which began in October 2017 as a backlash against sexual harassment and sexual assault in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), created as part of the…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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SD New Annual Increase On Minimum Wage Has Been Announced

Just announced, the new South Dakota Minimum Wage for 2019 is increasing 25 cents per hour. The new rate of $9.10 per hour is up from $8.85 in 2018. The new rate becomes effective on January 1, 2019. South Dakota's…

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