NYTimes Article: Netflix Offers Expanded Maternity and Paternity Leave

Netflix announced an unlimited leave policy for new parents – far exceeding the 12 weeks of unpaid leave offered under the Family Medical Leave Act. By Emily Steel, August 5, 2015 Netflix announced on Tuesday that it was starting an unlimited leave policy for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth […]

$1.5 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict Affirmed by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

This post is from The National Trial Lawyers. Posted May 19, 2015 by Starkeisha Tucker: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.5 million verdict against a high-tech company for a manager’s sexual harassment and retaliation against three female employees. The defendant, New Breed Logistics, now known as XPO Logistics-Supply Chain, is based in High […]

EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

EEOC Press Release, June 25, 2015 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an update of its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance), along with a question and answer document and a fact sheet for small businesses.  All are available on the EEOC’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/enforcement_guidance.cfm. The updates to the […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

This is an interesting article from the New York Times about the California Labor Commission’s Ruling that an Uber driver was an employee – entitling her to expense reimbursement and other benefits and protections employees share.  Contact us if you believe you may be misclassified as an independent contractor. New York Times, June 17, 2015 […]

EEOC To Study Workplace Harassment

The EEOC issued the following press release on March 30, 2015 announcing that it will study workplace harassment. Select Task Force of Academics, Practitioners and Stakeholders To Study How To Address And Prevent All Types of Workplace Harassment WASHINGTON–Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the membership of […]

Pregnant Women Can Seek Workplace Accommodations

The United States Supreme Court handed down a victory for employees today. This article below is from USA Today, March 25, 2015. Written By: Richard Wolf WASHINGTON — Pregnant workers can claim the same accommodations that employers grant to large numbers of similarly restricted workers, a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. While indicating that getting […]

8 tips to help women negotiate more effectively

This article was taken from MPR’s website: By:  Madelyn Mahon · Mar 11, 2015 Research shows that women have a harder time negotiating in the workplace than their male colleagues. They’re more reluctant to ask for raises, promotions or other benefits for fear of being viewed as pushy or uncooperative. Those fears are often validated […]

StarTribune article: Hundreds of Target workers cut all at once

Written by:  Adam Belz, Star Tribune The calendar invitations landed in inboxes across Target Corp. just after sunrise. Workers who’d arrived to find the offices stacked with white boxes were to report to conference rooms for simultaneous but separate 8:45 a.m. meetings. Anyone whose job was safe didn’t get an invitation. “Once it was on […]