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Court Orders Defendants to Search Personal and Business Email Accounts

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Campbell v. Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 16-CV-6832 (JPO) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2017). This proposed class action alleging that the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke intentionally and systematically underpaid its female partners has...more

Equal Pay Act case gets new life

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

In 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all South Carolina employers) reversed a decision to grant summary judgment—meaning the trial court had found there was no...more

Power Balance: Energy Companies Face UK Gender Pay Reporting

by King & Spalding on

From April this year, any company with UK operations comprising 250 workers or more will have to publish details of their gender pay gap information. Organisations must publically report how much, on average, is the pay...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I - Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, handing down decisions and passing laws regarding wages, discrimination based on criminal and salary histories,...more

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Pay Equity Initiatives Flood the State Legislatures

by Littler on

In 2017, legislatures in more than 40 jurisdictions across the United States considered more than 100 bills intended to narrow the lingering pay gap between men and women. While only a handful of those proposals ultimately...more

Is Pay Inequity Pervasive in the Gig Economy? Not So Fast…

by Fisher Phillips on

For many years, men have earned more than their similarly situated women counterparts. This statement is no surprise. In 2016, the National Bureau of Economic Research released a white paper suggesting that women earn only 89...more

Massachusetts Changes the Landscape for Pay Equity and Pregnancy Accommodations

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

For those of you with employees in Massachusetts, you need to be aware of two significant changes with respect to pay equity and pregnancy accommodations. These changes also serve as a reminder to employers that they need to...more

Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017—and if January is any...more

Recent Pay Equity Cases Show That Such Cases Are Ill-Suited For Class Treatment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We’re pleased to share a thoughtful look at whether lawsuits alleging illegal pay disparities under California law are suitable as class actions. This post, recently featured on Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Issues & Insights Blog,...more

R2-Me2? How Should Employers Respond to Job Loss Caused by Robots?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

There is no question that the use of robots, along with other similar technological changes in the workplace, will continue to eliminate or downgrade jobs. Indeed, it has been estimated that on average, each workplace robot...more

Mo’Nique’s Plight is not Unique – Pay Equity and Race

by Fisher Phillips on

Tinseltown stars have always had a special place in our hearts. Their portrayals of characters brought to life from our favorite books or screenplays so often teach us lessons about ourselves, life, and those around us. What...more

New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees’ Compensation in the M&A Context

Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from “seek[ing]” salary and compensation history from applicants for employment....more

4th Circuit Reinstates Equal Pay Act Case Where Employer did Not Prove Non-Discriminatory Reasons for Wage Disparities

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided that three female plaintiffs established a prima facie violation of the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206 (d) (the “Act”) in a suit against the state government agency that...more

Female Coaches Cite Pay Disparity in Case Alleging Title IX Violation

• Three female coaches at two California community colleges allege that unequal pay violates Title IX. • All three claim that they are paid less than their male counterparts despite having similar duties and that the pay...more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 1.

by Fisher Phillips on

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. In order to keep this report short, we’re shifting most book, movie and certain other categories to the full...more

2017 Form EEO-1 Survey Now Available

Yesterday, the 2017 EEO-1 Survey became available. Private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more...more

Fourth Circuit Raises Bar for Early Dismissal of Equal Pay Claims

Under the federal Equal Pay Act, once a plaintiff has made a prima facie case of pay discrimination based on gender, the burden of proof shifts to the employer to demonstrate legitimate business reasons for the disparity....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

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

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2018 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2018 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

A New Governor Takes Office: What NJ Employers Can Expect

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Governor Phil Murphy—officially in office just two days—has already begun to implement many of the "progressive" policy changes he promised on the campaign trail and transform New Jersey into the "California of the East."...more

Five Important Employment Trends for Massachusetts Retailers in 2018

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Having survived the holiday shopping season, retailers should begin to prepare for any new employment laws that will go into effect in the coming year (and, of course, should ensure that they are complying with existing...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

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