• Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

    Unconscious bias in the legal industry may affect recruiting, work assignments, pitch opportunities, and selection of outside counsel as well as staff for internal projects. Before it can be eliminated, unconscious bias must first be recognized. In...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • Proposed NLRB Rule Would Tighten Definition of “Joint Employer”

    The NLRB has proposed a rule that would tighten the definition of “joint employer,” essentially reversing the 2015 Browning-Ferris...

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  • The Most Glaring Disparity On Earth

    Concepts like inequality and disparity of resources are so often rendered with statistics that it’s easy to forget what they look like in real life. Photographer Andrea Bruce, a former war photographer, got an assignment from National...

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  • Gender-Biased General Counsel Bonuses Need Fixing

    Although female general counsel have a base salary that is, on average 6.3 percent lower than their male counterparts, it’s in their bonuses that the real disparity comes to light. Male GC bonuses were 31 percent higher,...

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  • Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination

    Courts are split regarding the degree to which Title VII applies to transgender employees. Further muddying the waters is the fact that the executive branch under Trump – or in this case more specifically under Attorney General...

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  • Internet Entrepreneur Establishes Whistleblower Support Organization

    The public view of whistleblowers has dropped precipitously from its high point, which probably was around 2002, when three whistleblowers were named “Persons of the Year” by Time Magazine, says Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. More...

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  • Binding Arbitration Ban R.I.P.? Not In California

    The California State Assembly has, by a wide margin, passed a law banning mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. This development comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. What...

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  • Littler’s Annual Survey Of Workplace Issues

    Littler’s seventh annual survey looks at the legal, technological and social issues having the greatest impact on the workplace. The year 2017, the report says, “began with employers eagerly expecting the new, business-friendly presidential administration to pare...

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