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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 »

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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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National Labor Relations Board Sides with Employees on Email Use

By Robert S. Norell |

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) established a new standard with regards to employee use of email in its consideration of the Purple Communications, Inc. case. Specifically, the Board affirmed that if employers provide employees with access to their email, the employee’s use of that email for statutorily protected communications (on nonworking time)… Read More »

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Judge Finds That One of Largest Agricultural Employers Violated Labor Law in Bargaining Dispute

By Robert S. Norell |

In April, the Agricultural Labor Relations Board’s administrative law judge ruled that Gerawan—one of the largest fruit tree growers in the United States—violated labor laws by excluding workers from a collective bargaining agreement and refusing to bargain in good faith. Specifically, the company was found to have engaged in collective bargaining with the United… Read More »

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Ensuring Protected Coverage under the Family Medical Leave Act

By Robert S. Norell |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to allow employees access to protected leave—not just for the purpose of expanding your family—but also, for example, to  take extended, continued leave for medical reasons or to take care of a family member. However, the law comes with requirements, and it is important to ensure… Read More »

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Are Employees Struggling With Alcoholism Protected In The Workplace?

By Robert S. Norell |

News coverage of the former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan being fired for alcoholism has been rampant over the last month or so, calling into question whether employers can legally fire employees for conditions that can (arguably) be considered disabilities under some circumstances. McCloughan now must decide whether he wants to resort to arbitration… Read More »

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New Study Highlights Deleterious Effects of Workplace Discrimination

By Robert S. Norell |

A new study has released shocking details regarding how pervasive discrimination in the workplace is and the negative effects it has on the overall mental state of employees. Specifically, the study found that almost half of respondents indicated that discrimination occurs in their jobs regularly, and most indicated that it has long-term effects on… Read More »

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“Union-Busting Bill” Passes Florida House

By Robert S. Norell |

On March 30th, legislation attacking the rights of employees to form labor unions passed the Florida House, but at this time, fortunately is not predicted to pass the Senate. The legislation targets Florida public school teachers, state and local government employees, bus drivers, nurses, and many others. In 2016, close to 600,000 Florida citizens… Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination Cases in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell |

What does pregnancy discrimination look like? Surely employers do not tell a job applicant (outright) that they aren’t being hired due to their pregnancy—or a current employee that their job is in jeopardy due to their pregnancy? Pregnancy discrimination—like many other forms of employment discrimination—doesn’t tend to rear its ugly head in such a… Read More »

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Disney Agrees To Pay Close To $4 Million to Florida Employees after Overtime Violations

By Robert S. Norell |

On March 17th, it was announced that Disney agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 Florida employees of the Disney Vacation Club Management Corporation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts after the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division found that it failed to compensate these employees for work… Read More »

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