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- Are You Entitled to Commission after Quitting or Getting Fired?
What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law
- New Sex Discrimination Ruling
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently updated its sex discrimination rules mandated for all federal contractors. The rule is the first update in over 40 years and clearly defines laws relating to sexual profiling, pay discrimination, leave and accommodations for pregnant employees, gender identity, and leave disparities between men and women for childcare, illness, and family medical leave.
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Facing Wrongful Termination Claim
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is facing wrongful termination accusations by a former data center supervisor. The former employee is alleging allegations of retaliation and wrongful termination following being let go by the hospital.
- Musician Eddie Money Lawsuit
Well-known Classic Rock musician Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment claims as part of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by his former drummer. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Money fired him because of his age and physical issues related to cancer. In a recently filed amendment to the original lawsuit, the drummer also claims that Money repeatedly sexually harassed his fiancée who is also named as a plaintiff.
- Workers' Compensation Files Allegedly Hacked in California
Three of the largest Workers’ Compensation insurance companies in California have been accused of hacking into over 32,000 confidential Workers’ Compensation files in a federal lawsuit filed by a California worker. The lawsuit is seeking class action status after being originally filed in April of this year.
- Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment
How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination
- Death on the Job
The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiled a report on worker safety, losses and deaths recently. Not only did the report tackle issues of gender, race, job industry and more, but it also exposed the most dangerous states in respect to worker fatalities and injuries.
- Sexual Harassment Can Cause Health Problems
According to a sociologist from the University of Maine, approximately 70 percent of women and nearly 45 percent of men have experienced sexual harassment at work.
- Transgender Employees Tackle Discrimination
The San Francisco LGBT Center recently launched a new media campaign hoping to encourage employers to hire transgender employees and inspire transgender people to pursue their career goals in the face of LGBTQ discrimination.
- Sexual Harassment Not Always Overt
The Boston Court of Appeals recently made an important statement about what constitutes sexual harassment when it reinstated a bank employee’s case that the U.S. District Court in Boston has earlier dismissed.