April 24, 2019

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#MeToo vs. #TimeUp: Do You Know the Difference?

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gained momentum and monopolized social media in the last two years as more and more women came forward to publicly name those who sexually assaulted them. The brave women and men who have suffered at the hands of others are still coming forward in throngs and demanding their stories be […]

Are You Owed Unpaid Overtime?

Most large companies have a human resources or payroll specialist to handle the tough job of employee wages and benefits. Unless you have a great deal of experience in this area, wage and benefits can be very confusing. Many employees are not even exactly sure of the specific details of the breakdown of their paycheck, […]

Marriott in Legal Trouble, Again

Hotel giant Marriott has been in the news a lot lately but not for anything good. While the hotel chain is still dealing with a massive security breach—perhaps the biggest breach of its kind in modern American history—it’s also dealing with a highly publicized employment discrimination/whistleblower retaliation allegation. In addition to the class-action suit claiming […]

Federal Court Rules AT&T Age Discrimination Waiver

Layoffs are an unfortunate occurrence in all industries nowadays and are a part of life that all too many workers have to face. Alison Ray is one of those workers. Ray was a sales director for AT&T when she was laid off. AT&T did offer Ms. Ray a severance package, but in return she had […]

Religious Discrimination at Work Results in Huge Settlement

A Parks Hotel and Resorts employee was recently awarded a verdict of $21.5 million because the company, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, failed to honor Maria Jean Pierre’s civil and constitutionally protected right to practice her religion. Pierre was hired as a dishwasher at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida in 2006 and made it […]

Supreme Court Rules on Federal Age Discrimination Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of people over the age of 40 from being fired or passed over for promotion due to their age. The Supreme Court reviewed a case recently involving the ADEA and decided – unanimously – that the law does apply to […]

Google: 48 People Fired for Sexual Harassment

Photo Credit: Travis Wise, CC 2.0 Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Don Shooter, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, and Charlie Rose are all men who have recently faced the consequences of inappropriate sexual advances and similar misconduct. Over the last several months, a number of men have been accused of various forms of sexual harassment and assault. […]

Walmart Accused of Treating Pregnant Employees Unfairly

Walmart is in hot water, and (again) the retail giant is being accused of not treating pregnant employees fairly by forcing pregnant workers at a Menomonie, Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and by denying these employees’ requests to take on easier duties during their pregnancy, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. […]

Workplace Drug-Testing Myths Debunked

With the number of states with legalized marijuana growing every year, more and more questions have come up recently about workplace drug testing and what employee and employers’ rights are with regard to drug testing at work. You may think, “Why are people so concerned about drug testing in the workplace? Are that many people […]

Republicans Ask Court to Overturn Protection for Transgender Worker

In 2013, Aimee Stephens was working for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home in Detroit, Michigan when she decided to write a letter. She had worked at the funeral home for nearly six years, and she wanted to tell her boss that she had decided to transition from male to female. She would still be […]