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    “Feminist” Boss, Toxic Workplace

    A former employee for Thinx – a company that makes “period underwear” for menstruating women – is suing co-founder Miki Agrawal, claiming she engaged in routine sexual harassment. The complaint, filed with the New York Commission on...

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    Re: The Case Of The $10 Million Comma

    In the very first sentence of its opinion, the First Circuit Court of Appeals practically wrote the headline of this widely-covered wage-and-hour dispute. “For want of a comma,” it says, “we have this case.” The case is a...

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    Gorsuch Said Women “Manipulate” Maternity Benefits

    Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, told students in a course at the University of Colorado Law School last year that employers, specifically law firms, should ask women during the interview stage...

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    Iceland First To Require Equal Pay For Men And Women

    Iceland has become the first country to pass a law requiring that women and men are paid the same for doing the same work. “Gender equality benefits all of us,” the country’s Prime Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, said...

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    Court Rules Gay Workers Not Protected By Federal Anti-Discrimination Law

    A 1964 civil rights law does not protect workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last week. The case focuses on Jameka Evans, who sued her...

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    Nestle And Cargill Prevail In Overseas Child Slavery Case

    A federal court in Los Angeles has dismissed a case alleging Nestle and Cargill are liable for mistreatment of enslaved children who were employed in Ivory coast chocolate plantations that supplied the companies with chocolate. Six plaintiffs...

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    Workers Declining Genetic Testing Would Be Punished Under Bill

    Under a bill passed last week by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, employers could impose hefty fines on workers who declined to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs. Current federal...

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    “Extortionate” Scheme Preys On Ex-Cons, Says Class Action

    The lead plaintiff in a class action filed in Illinois says Mugshots.com published incorrect information about his criminal record, and as a result he was fired from his job. Then a “sister” company of Mugshots –  said...

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    The Importance Of HR In FCPA Compliance

    Federal Corrupt Practices Act prosecutions generally have one thing in common: improper employee activity. Attorneys Libby Simmons Callan and Allison Goico explain why it’s important for Human Resources to be heavily involved in an any international employer’s...

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    Workers Depressed, Distracted By Politics

    Politics is taking a toll on workplace productivity, according to a new survey by worker efficiency software company BetterWorks. About 87 percent of workers in the survey said they read political social-media posts during the day, and...

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