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- Layoff Laws that Protect Employees
Being laid off from a job can be one of the most stressful events a person can undergo in life. A loss of work and income can be emotionally difficult, financially burdensome, and present a variety of issues for an employee and his or her family.
- Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act
The Department of Laborís Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) requires employers to notify workers of company closings or layoffs 60 days in advance.
- Wal-Mart Protecting LGBTQ Employees
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recently joined the ranks of other large, influential companies striving to promote equal rights for their LGBTQ employees.
- Representing Victims of LGBTQ Discrimination in Pennsylvania
While The Civil Rights Act currently does not include individuals in the LGBTQ community, two state laws in Pennsylvania have been passed which make LGBTQ discrimination illegal for state employees and contractors.
- Discriminatory Practices by Uber and Lyft
Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have proven to be extremely popular. The ease of access and simplicity of the system have changed the way that public transportation works for many people.
- Do You Have to Disclose Your Salary History? New Philadelphia Law Says No
Legislation is intended to help close the wage gap between men and women
- Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
For many people, their religion is a closely-held part of their identity, and they live each day in regards to the codes and traditions of their deeply-held faith.
- Gender Discrimination and Glass Ceiling
The Equal Pay Compensation Act was established to ensure that men and women are compensated equally for performing equal work. However, a gender wage gap exists in this country nonetheless.
- EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Anti-Discrimination Laws
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the agency responsible for enforcing the federal laws against employment discrimination. On November of this year, the agency published an update to its existing guidance regarding the laws as they related to discrimination based on national origin.
- LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination
Workplace discrimination affects thousands of people in the United States each year, and those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) are significantly more at risk for discrimination than many other demographics.