Labor/Employment

 

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    Age Discrimination Said To Be Pervasive, Hard To Prove

    “Once layoffs were done by reverse seniority,” notes one economics professor, but the age of “last in, first out” is over. The primary reason is that older workers cost more, not only because they’ve worked their way...

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  • Finding and Correcting A Gender Pay Gap

    “Even well-intentioned employers may be violating the law,” warns Littler attorney Zev J. Eigen. “Pay equity laws do not contain provisions requiring plaintiffs to show animus or intent to pay one gender less.” The problem is that...

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    Idaho Noncompete Law Puts Onus On Employees

    Most states have been making it easier for people to switch jobs, but Idaho’s recently passed legislation goes full tilt in the other direction. Some employees are now required to prove they won’t harm their former employer...

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    Tech Companies Want Courts To Protect Gay Workers

    Microsoft, Google, Viacom, Lyft and dozens of other companies have filed court papers in support of a case that argues gay rights are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Such a ruling,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    More Women Becoming Managing Partners In Florida

    Three Florida law firms have appointed women as managing partners, and there has been a noticeable uptick in women taking leadership positions in general. “People obviously want to celebrate because it’s important,” said Leora Freire, a shareholder at...

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    Male, Female Employees Now Wary Of Contact

    A survey finds both men and women are wary of one-on-one situations with co-workers of the opposite sex. That includes private meetings – about a a fourth of those surveyed say that’s  “inappropriate” – as well as...

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    Worker Fearing “Mark Of the Beast” Prevails in Fourth Circuit

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the EEOC, upholding a religious discrimination claim involving a mine employee who refused to be subject to the company’s biometric hand scanner time-keeping device, on the grounds it...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    How Climate Change Will Upend Employment

    The effects of climate change on such things as wildlife, water and food, migration patterns...

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    CenturyLink Accused Of Massive Customer Ripoff

    First a former employee sued the company, saying it fired her for calling attention to the company’s aggressive sales incentive scheme. After learning about Wells Fargo’s regulatory problems she became increasingly alarmed, she says in her complaint....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    It’s Still Unlawful Interrogation If It’s Done Via Text

    The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a coercive text message that a supervisor sent to an employee could serve as evidence that the employer unlawfully interrogated workers regarding their support for unions. That, says Barnes...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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