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Why Does Human Resources Blatantly Violate The Law When It Comes To Protecting Employees In The Workplace?

By Robert S. Norell |

The Society for Human Resource Management featured an interesting article recently discussing why and how human resources (HR) lets employees down when it comes to abiding by labor law, and presented various case studies in their article. While today’s HR professionals are perhaps better trained and equipped than ever to protect employees, fundamentally, there… Read More »


Important Upcoming Employment Law Discrimination & Whistleblower Cases

By Robert S. Norell |

Two important cases concerning employment discrimination and the protection of whistleblowers will soon be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court, and will be important to watch. They include the following: Zarda V. Altitude Express: Sexual Discrimination The U.S. Court of Appeals is conducting an en… Read More »


July 2017 Employment & Labor Law Update

By Robert S. Norell |

There are a number of critical employment law issues on the horizon that are important to be aware of. Below, we discuss them in more detail: White House Nominations for National Labor Relations Board In June, the President nominated two individuals to fill the vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): William Emanuel,… Read More »


Case May Provide Transgender Employees with Legal Protections under the ADA

By Robert S. Norell |

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled that a transgender employee may have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While whether or not transgender employees are entitled to legal protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII) still remains undecided in the courts, this case may prove to be… Read More »


Labor & Employment Law Update: Changes May Lead To More Litigation

By Robert S. Norell |

June has been a busy month for employment law, as the U.S. Department of Labor (under new Labor Secretary Alex Acosta) has taken several actions to dismantle a series of the Obama Administration’s rules put in place to protect employees. Specifically, in just the first week of June, the Department of Labor withdrew two… Read More »


Recent Pay & Labor Law Violations by Major Companies Gain Traction

By Robert S. Norell |

It’s been an eventful week for big businesses such as Uber and Walmart, both of which have been accused of some serious labor law and pay violations of late. On June 1, the New York Times published stories highlighting Uber’s “accounting error” that deprived many, many drivers of tens of millions of dollars, as… Read More »


Will Overtime Pay Disappear Soon?

By Robert S. Norell |

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that could result in employees feeling pressured to give up their right to overtime in exchange for “comp time,” or compensatory time off.  The legislation—titled the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017”—still may not pass the Senate, as Democrats have gone on record stating… Read More »


Important Florida Case Involving the H-2A Visa Program Decided

By Robert S. Norell |

Earlier this month (in May), an important case was decided by a Florida federal district judge. The judge found that a citrus company sued by a class of workers who claimed that they were not paid the proper wages under the H–2A visa program was in fact a (liable) joint employer (along with the… Read More »


The Gender Pay Gap & Stigma of Motherhood

By Robert S. Norell |

For years we’ve been hearing about the gender pay gap and how wrong it is, but the more difficult question to answer is: when does it show up, and why? One recent New York Times article purports to answer that question, and the answer may not be what you think. According to the research… Read More »


Sterling Settles Some Employment Discrimination Claims, While Others Move Forward

By Robert S. Norell |

The employment discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers (aka Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry) has received widespread attention in the news, particularly in early May, when it settled some of those charges. Specifically, Sterling settled federal civil charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) linked to being accused of discriminating… Read More »

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