Labor And Employment (page 2)

The Law That Makes Paying Workers with Disabilities As Little as ‘Pennies an Hour’ Perfectly Legal

When the Fair Labor Standards Act was established in 1938, the United States was in the midst of the worst economic and labor crisis in...

  • Jessica Fregni
  • Jan 30, 2018

3 Court Rulings from 2017 You Should Know About

This was a big year for court rulings in a variety of legal fields, but here are three that have had a particularly noteworthy affect...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Dec 29, 2017

SEC’s CEO Pay Ratio Rule Starts in 2018: Could It Help Fix the Wage Gap?

It’s been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed, and we’re still talking about income inequality. With daily reminders of the gender...

  • Staff
  • Dec 14, 2017

You're Constantly Signing Away Your Legal Rights and You Don't Even Know It

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” Although author George Orwell’s famous quote refers to something else entirely, the...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Dec 7, 2017

In a Post-Weinstein World, Will Laws Change to Support Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims?

Ever since The New Yorker’s shocking investigation into the dozens of sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein — and the people who allegedly...

  • Staff
  • Nov 13, 2017

Debunking 8 Popular Stereotypes of Older Workers

In our youth-obsessed culture, there is no end to the number of stereotypes older workers are up against. But research shows that often they are...

  • Caroline Cornell
  • Oct 3, 2017

Witchsy Founders' Experiment: Even Fake Men Get Better Treatment Than Women

What if the most valued employee at a company was a fake one? That was the case with startup retailer Witchsy, whose two female co-founders...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Sep 12, 2017

5 Ways the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Can Change

Today’s workplace looks very different from the office of the 1960’s. Just how we replace old technology or create new job titles, we should also...

  • Caroline Cornell
  • Aug 21, 2017

50 Years Young: Age Discrimination Law More Important Than Ever

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg once boldly proclaimed, “Young people are just smarter.” In an age dominated by tech startups that celebrate these “digital natives” and...

  • Caroline Cornell
  • Jul 5, 2017

Cash or Comp Time? Which is Better for Employees?

Months after a federal judge blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s attempt to expand overtime pay to millions of employees, Congress is attempting to make...

  • Richard Bierig
  • May 2, 2017

Another Court Ruling Leans Toward Better LGBTQ Workplace Bias Protections

[Update, April 5: The Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,...

  • Matthew Sandler
  • Mar 29, 2017

Why Puzder Was Never a Good Choice for Workers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 70 percent of all employers violate federal wage and hour laws. The DOL, headed by the...

  • Staff
  • Feb 15, 2017

Do Banks Discriminate? More Often Than You Think

Two lawsuits filed against JPMorgan Chase last week serve as a reminder that discrimination is still alive and well in the banking industry. The bank...

  • Staff
  • Jan 24, 2017

New Year Gets Off to a Great Start As Minimum Wage Increase Hits 19 States

The New Year is already bringing much joy to many Americans, as a minimum wage increase will take effect throughout the country. 19 states are...

  • Staff
  • Jan 9, 2017

Jacksonville's Biggest Wage Theft Takedowns of 2016

Jacksonville’s economy grew again this year, and the success is expected to press on in 2017, as high-profile businesses like IKEA and a new Amazon...

  • Staff
  • jacksonville
  • Dec 22, 2016