Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

What a government shutdown actually means and why one may become a reality Friday

With the federal government's financial clock set to run out on Friday, Jan. 19, legislators in Congress are in desperate need of a short-term …

Government

The Texas House’s Sexual Harassment Training Video is Short, Legalistic and Will Likely Be Ineffective

Research shows that in order to be effective, sexual harassment training must be longer than four hours and involve face-to-face interaction.<p>Thu, Jan …

Gender

Warren leads Senate Dem call for sexual harassment hearings

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Trump is a 'racist bully' Poll: Oprah would outperform Warren, Harris against Trump in California …

Gender

Viewpoint: It's Time to Take a New Approach to Sexual Harassment Prevention

​I believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead …

Human Resources

#MeToo Movement Impels Companies to Rethink Sexual Harassment Policies

Over the past three months of the #MeToo movement flooding social media, a long list of celebrity sex perpetrators have been exposed, their work …

Business

House releases bill to overhaul harassment reporting process

Lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a bipartisan bill to overhaul how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill.<p>The bill proposes major reforms …

Business

Where Will 2018 Take The #MeToo Movement?

There are no signs of the movement slowing down, and now workers in other industries might start to see some legal changes.<p>Just weeks into the New Year, the #MeToo reckoning shows no signs of dying down. We’ve already seen prominent women in Hollywood—the likes of Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes, and …

Gender

“I Am Student X”: how graduate students are seizing their #MeToo moment

Some say universities haven’t had the same reckoning around sexual harassment as Hollywood or media. Students and faculty are trying to change that.<p>It’s not just actresses who are wearing black.<p>On Friday, graduate students and other attendees at the annual Society for Social Work and Research …

Award Shows

37 Ways Trump Has Remade the Rules for Business

The Trump administration in its first year has pushed for deregulation across industries. The effort has included high-profile actions, such as reversing Obama-era rules on internet traffic and power-plant emissions. But there have been hundreds of narrower steps as well, and in some cases the …

Politics

Bending Toward Justice: #MeToo campaign highlights court failures on sex harassment

The #MeToo movement has prompted lots of uncomfortable conversations among men. Men who watched other men demean, harass and abuse women at work, but …

Liberal View

One Accounting Firm Wants to Hire Retirees

Mandatory retirement might seem like a relic but it remains common at accounting firms. Most top firms require partners to exit between the ages of 60 and 66.<p>One firm in the top 100, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP, turns the practice upside down, seeking out and hiring senior accountants who have aged out …

Business

New Tax Reform Brings Changes to Taxation of Settlements

Article ByWilliam P. ZimmermanMary B. "Handy" HevenerFrances Emmeline BabbMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPLaw FlashSettlements with the government and …

Law

Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

While employers across the U.S. paid a record amount in settlements for workplace violations last year, don’t expect this to mark the beginning of a …

U.S. Department of Labor

Stop Blaming Black Women for the Maternal Health Crisis. Start Blaming American Workplaces.

When she was 19, Cherisse Scott lost her baby.<p>The pregnancy was unplanned, but there was no doubt in her mind that she would have the baby. She laid …

Pregnancy

New Oregon Law Addresses Sexual Abuse Against Janitors

As the #MeToo movement continues to reinvigorate a national conversation around sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, Oregon has become …

Gender

Employment Law This Week- January 8, 2018: Changes at the NLRB, New Tax Bill, EEOC Wellness Rules, New California Laws

Article ByGeorge Carroll Whipple, IIISteven M. SwirskyEpstein Becker & Green, P.C.Employment Law This WeekWe invite you to view <i>Employment Law This</i> …

Law

Why Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Is So Important in 2018

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968. But as a country, in the half-century since King's …

Black History

Age discrimination complaints in Boulder County up on average

Don was 49 when he moved from California to Colorado in early 2015. A Navy veteran with extensive experience in sales, operations and management, he …

Boulder

#MeToo Reaches Members of Congress: New Bills Demand Accountability

The #MeToo movement, which set off a major uprising to end sexual harassment at the workplace, revealed a shocking fact: Employees at the US's three …

Liberal View

Idris Leppla, Justin Shubow

Dr. Idris Eleanor Leppla and Justin Benjamin Shubow are to be married Jan. 14 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. Rabbi Helen Cohn is to officiate.<p>The bride, 32, is a fourth-year psychiatric resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College …

Nonprofits

Professor at center of misconduct complaint apologizes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The University of Rochester professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint has apologized to his students and colleagues for the distress and disruption it has caused.<p>In a statement Friday, Professor T. Florian Jaeger says he could have shown more maturity when he …

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

Article ByEric BachmanZuckerman LawGlass Ceiling Discrimination A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced …

Law

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

If the University of Rochester was seeking healing from an independent investigation into a harassment case that’s cleaved its previously esteemed …

Education

University of Rochester president resigns as outside attorney issues report on sexual harassment case

Shortly before it became public today that the president of the University of Rochester (U of R) in New York will resign next month, an outside …

Carnegie Mellon University

Why Some Are Taking Walmart's New Benefit Policies With a Grain of Salt

Wall Street was abuzz on Thursday, Jan. 11, with new reports of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (WMT) latest pay bump and benefit changes.<p>While analysts are …

Investing

U. of Rochester’s President Resigns as Report Supports Handling of Harassment Case

A professor’s behavior toward women was sometimes inappropriate but didn’t violate either campus policy at the time or federal law, an …

Barack Obama

Time’s Up Defense Fund Could Have Major Impact, but Also Faces Conflicts

The Time’s Up campaign got as good a launch as could be hoped for on Sunday, with a heavy promotion at the Golden Globes. By midweek, the campaign …

Golden Globes

Louisiana lawmakers hear from alleged sexual harassment victims as they ponder policy changes | NOLA.com

Chip Coulter, a former assistant to legislative leader John Hainkel and Gov. Edwin Edwards, testified Friday (Jan. 12) that he had been sexually …

John Bel Edwards

EEOC Monitor: Recent sexual harassment settlements total $1 mln

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced five settlements worth a combined $1 million in sexual harassment cases in the last six weeks, with about half of the total coming in a case against private prison operator GEO Group Inc.<p>GEO agreed to pay $550,000 to 16 female former …

Law

How to End the Silence Around Sexual-Harassment Settlements

When the news of Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual predation broke in early October, part of what was so shocking was that many of the women harassed …

Liberal View