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New Study Demonstrates Startling Levels of Sexism in University Departments

By Robert S. Norell |

A new thesis released on the impact of gender discrimination in the field of economics has led to an important conversation about a workplace culture that is characterized as exhibiting outright hostility towards women in the economics profession. While the underrepresentation of women in top university departments like economics has already been well-documented, until… Read More »

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Heat Illness: What Are Workers’ Rights?

By Robert S. Norell |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently brought back its heat illness prevention campaign and stressed the importance of workers who are out in the heat each day obtaining rest, shade, and water on a regular basis. Many workers in Florida are exposed to heat–related illness every day, whether they work in construction,… Read More »

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August 2017 Labor Law Update

By Robert S. Norell |

Below, we discuss some important litigation, legislation, and workers’ rights that you should be aware of:  Companies Accused Of Violating State Wages and Labor Laws A new lawsuit filed against Starbucks and Evolution Fresh accuses the companies of violating state wage and labor laws by requiring that employees be on-call without pay, as well… Read More »

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Legal Industry Leads In Transgender Policies: Is Your Workplace In Compliance?

By Robert S. Norell |

According to the Human Rights Campaign, which publishes a national survey titled the ”Corporate Equality Index,” law firms are amongst the highest rated workplaces for LGBT equality. While the percentage of LGBT lawyers is currently highest at large law firms, experts estimate that it will also likely increase in moving forward. Arguably because they… Read More »

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Justice Department Departs From EEOC on Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell |

On July 27th, the Justice Department took a step backwards by arguing—in filing an amicus brief—that the federal civil rights law (Title VII) does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, strangely inserting its opinion into a New York federal case that was otherwise a private dispute between one worker and his… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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