New York Times Article: Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap

November 14, 2014. Written By:  Tara Siegal Bernard.  NY Times. The first step is admitting you have a problem, but it’s another thing to actually address it. Take the gender wage gap, for example. Women continue to make less than men for the same work, but a growing number of companies are quietly acknowledging that […]

The Workologist’s 6 tips to resolve workplace conflict, get a raise

From:  Minnesota Public Radio, The Daily Circuit, November 16, 2014 By:  Rob Walker: Author of The Workologist column for the New York Times On today’s installment of our Monday work series, New York Times Workologist Rob Walker joined The Daily Circuit to take questions about navigating tough situations in the workplace. The Workologist’s 6 tips […]

Business forum: HR and the same-sex marriage act

Source: Star Tribune Author: Sara McGrane, employment law attorney with MInneapolis law firm Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt. The impact of same-sex marriage goes beyond the ceremony to employee benefits. Minnesota companies are advised to take note. While the passage of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota has advocates celebrating, the future walk down the […]

LGBT Workers Face Rampant Discrimination, Higher Taxes and Receive Fewer Workplace Benefits

June 7th, 2013 | Kate Thomas | Source: Workplace Fairness 87% of polled Americans believe it’s illegal under federal law to fire an employee just because that employee is gay or lesbian. They’re wrong. A new report demonstrates how 40 years of advocacy have yet to yield federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT workers. Instead of having a […]

The Female Labor Market Is Actually Stagnating

By Erika Christakis, June 04, 2013 From:  Time (online)The announcement last week that women are now the primary breadwinners in 40% of American households unleashed the usual reflexive responses. Attempting what looked like self-parody, Fox News featured an all-male quartet of pundits sputtering about the decline of women’s “natural” role. Some saw welcome progress for […]

We’ve Moved Backward in Closing the Gender Wage Gap

From:  Forbes, March 7, 2013 By:  Bryce Colvert The gender wage gap is a hot topic. So hot that President Obama’s first act when he took office was signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which give the victims of pay discrimination more time to file charges against their employers. It even came up during the presidential […]

FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees

By Jennifer Ludden, NRP, February 5, 2013Twenty years after President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, workers’ rights groups say many employees still must choose between their family or their job. They’re marking the anniversary with calls to expand the law, and for Congress to pass a new one that would provide […]