• $10M Settlement In Riot Games Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Riot Games, a $1B-plus company owned by Chinese technology firm Tencent, has agreed to a $10 million payout to approximately 1000 women who worked at the company over a period of five years. Allegations in the gender...

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  • Insurance May Cover Allegations Related To Sexual Abuse

    Claims against companies related to sexual abuse – such as negligent hiring or negligent supervision and negligent retention – are becoming more common. Because the underlying act is often intentional and abhorrent, companies may assume their insurance...

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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    After decades of declining strike activity, 2018 proved to be an active year, with workers in both public and private sectors taking to the streets. This happened despite the fact that in 2018 the density of union...

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  • Ohio Lawsuit Puts “Sheltered Workshops” Under Scrutiny

    An obscure section of a 1938 fair labor standards law is allowing employers to pay thousands of disabled workers astonishingly low wages, according to an analysis from FairWarning, an investigative news organization that covers consumer, workplace and...

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  • CLO Tony West Says California’s Employee Reclassification Bill Doesn’t Apply To Uber

    The California legislature recently passed legislation that will require gig economy companies to reclassify many workers as employees. It doesn’t take effect until Jan 1, 2020, but litigation over its provisions has already begun. Uber CLO Tony...

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  • Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • Third-Party Workplace Compliance Investigations

    All major corporations have HR departments and policies to combat workplace discrimination and harassment, but as the impact of the #MeToo movement has demonstrated, current systems often fail to meet the needs of both businesses and employees....

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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

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