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Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has prepared this report examining what the litigation, enforcement and regulatory landscape is likely to look like in 2018 and beyond. Inside, you will learn about: Managing warranty,...more

Lawyers Suing Lawyers: Spate of Pay Equity Litigation Brought By Female Partners Against Their Firms

by Fisher Phillips on

Call it ironic, but even providers of legal services are targets for pay equity litigation. Case in point: a $300 million dollar class action lawsuit filed against a labor and employment law firm in the U.S. District Court...more

Vador Ventures to Pay $36,000 To Settle EEOC Equal Pay and Retaliation Suit

Janitorial Company Paid Female Employee Lower Wages Than Male Counterpart and Retaliated Against Her, EEOC Charged - WASHINGTON - Vador Ventures Inc., doing business as Total Quality Building Services, a commercial...more

All the Money in the World: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and wage disparity issues

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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the ongoing Hollywood reckoning, Kevin Spacey’s downfall was swift following accusations from Anthony Rapp that Spacey sexually assaulted him at the age of 14. Since Rapp came...more

Three Pay Equity Trends to Watch in 2018

by Baker Donelson on

Closing the pay gap between men and women is not only a target in the EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan, it is also a priority for state legislators. Indeed, 2017 ended with a rise in state pay disparity legislation that...more

Iceland’s Pay Equity Law: The Start of a New Approach?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Iceland has been touting gender pay equity legislation as a short-term goal since early last year. So it is no surprise that the country’s new law — which mandates pay equity for males and females – went into effect a few...more

Equal Pay and Gender Equality are No. 1 on N.J.’s New Governor’s Agenda

by Fisher Phillips on

Hours after being sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor on January 16th, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order prohibiting public employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s current or prior salary. In doing...more

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Google Now Accused Of Bias Against Women And Men

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and – according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court – against...more

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs First Executive Order for Equal Pay and Gender Equality

by Genova Burns LLC on

In his first official act as Governor of the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order on January 16, 2018 promoting equal pay for equal work in New Jersey. The Executive Order, which is set to take...more

Hollywood Shines Light On Pay Disparity Issues

by Fisher Phillips on

Oh, Hollywood. Reports emanating from the center of the U.S. film industry have put a spotlight (see what I did there?) on sexual harassment for several months. But the recent revelations regarding the pay disparities between...more

Federal Appeals Court Breathes New Life Into Pay Equity Claim, While Imposing Higher Standard On Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals just forced a public employer back into court to defend itself against a pay equity claim after a lower court had dismissed the lawsuit and cleared the employer from wrongdoing. In...more

Take Two: Pay Equity Plaintiffs Attempt To Resurrect Class Action Against Google

by Fisher Phillips on

A group of former Google employees just filed an amended complaint in California federal court in an attempt to breathe new life into their equal pay class action lawsuit, which had been dismissed in December for failing to...more

II-25 – Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Employers in 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

From federal agency changes to anticipated developments in sexual harassment, paid leave, overtime, and marijuana use, this episode of Employment Law Now provides ten issues that employers should resolve to understand in the...more

Enforcing Gender Pay Gap Reporting – the proposed approach of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission

by Dechert LLP on

In this OnPoint we report on the Equality and Human Rights Commission's proposals for its approach to enforcing employers’ gender pay gap reporting obligations....more

California’s Salary History Ban Goes Into Effect But With A Twist

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective on January 1, 2018, California’s new salary history ban law will prohibit inquiries about an applicant’s salary history and will create an affirmative obligation to disclose a “pay scale” upon an...more

Take 5 Newsletter December 2017 - 2017 Wrap-Up & Heads-Up: The Top Workforce Management Issues of 2017

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Wake of #MeToo - Revelations of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and those that have followed, have ignited sexual harassment complaints against employers across all industries....more

Salary Inquiry Ban In Effect for Albany County Employers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Effective December 17, 2017, employers and employment agencies in Albany County with four or more employees within the county are barred from: (1) screening job applicants “based on their wage, including benefits or other...more

A Deeper Dive Into Oregon’s Landmark Pay Equity Law

by Fisher Phillips on

Six months ago, the Oregon legislature passed the most sweeping statewide equal pay law in the nation. It was a confusing move for some. After all, Oregon has had an equal pay law on the books since the early 1980s, while the...more

Google Wins California Pay Equity Class Action Lawsuit – But More To Come?

by Fisher Phillips on

A California Superior Court judge in San Francisco handed Google a win in its defense of a putative class action brought by three former employees, dismissing the pay equity Complaint as to all three plaintiffs. While Google...more

Another Tidal Wave of New California Laws Will Impact Employers in 2018 and Beyond

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Earlier this month, the American Tort Reform Foundation released the 2017–18 “Judicial Hellholes” list. California came in second, surpassed only by Florida as the nation’s top “Hellhole.” This inauspicious recognition comes,...more

Changes Coming To California Job Applications – Employers Be Ready

by Archer Norris PLC on

Employers, it’s time to pull out the drafting pen and make an important change to your job application forms. Almost all job applications ask for basic information, including the applicant’s education and job history. Under...more

Salary History Questions Are History

by Alston & Bird on

Prohibiting inquiries about an employment applicant’s salary history is one of the latest efforts by lawmakers at various levels of government to close the wage gap between men and women and minorities and non-minorities. In...more

"A to Z" of What California Employers Need to Know for 2018

by BakerHostetler on

With the New Year come new laws that affect California employers. The following is the “A to Z” of changes in the law that may affect your business in 2018. Effective January 1, 2018, California’s Fair Pay Act will extend...more

Employment Law This Week®: Special Year-End Wrap-Up

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The California Legislature passed numerous labor and employment bills that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in 2017. • Many of the new laws relate to wages and hours, leaves and benefits, hiring practices, health and...more

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