Employment Blog

Could President Trump’s Administration Help with the Gender Pay Gap?
Equal Pay

President Trump has demonstrated some interest in supporting paid family leave, leaving people hopeful for improvement in that area of employment law. There are three primary things the Trump administration could do in order to decrease the gender pay gap....

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LinkedIn: What ‘Fire and Fury’ Tells Us About Being a Woman in Trump’s White House
Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination

January 10, 2018 Imagine that a tell-all book came out which alleged that the CEO of a major American company referred to his top assistant as a “piece of tail” and another top official used the most vile word that...

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Is It Legal for Federal Contractors to Pay Women Less Than Men?
Equal Pay

Federal and state laws prohibit private employers from discriminating against certain groups of people in the terms and conditions of their employment. Private businesses that contract with the federal government to supply services and products are also covered by executive...

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Maryland Employees Get Updated Equal Pay Law
Equal Pay

Asking a co-worker what he or she earns is generally considered an office faux pas. But in some situations, it may be the only way an employee can figure out what might be fair pay for that organization or company....

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Asking About Salary History Now Prohibited in Massachusetts
Equal Pay

You’re looking for a new job, and you’ve landed a callback interview. You can tell things are going well because your interviewer has started talking about how wonderful the company is and its generous compensation package. Before the interview is...

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Can I Sue for Discrimination for Not Getting Promoted?
Age Discrimination, Equal Pay, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

A failure to promote may be the basis of a lawsuit if the facts and law line up on your side. To have a valid discrimination claim against a present or past employer, you would need to show that there...

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Unequal Pay for Women Adds Up, Especially for Minority Women
Equal Pay

It is illegal under state and federal laws to pay an employee less compensation because of his or her sex. Overall, women make less money than men in the United States. How much and why is disputed, but it is...

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Taking On the Gender Pay Gap
Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination

Earlier, we discussed the gender pay gap and its prevalence in the United States, even in the entertainment industry. We also mentioned a few attempts to reduce the compensation discrepancy, such as salary transparency. This was successfully used by Charlize...

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Gender Pay Gap in the Entertainment Industry
Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination

No doubt you are familiar with the gender pay gap and how women often do not get paid the same as men for the same type of work. But did you know that this unequal treatment in pay also applies...

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All of the Talent and Skills, But Just a Fraction of the Pay
Equal Pay

April 14, 2015 marked the annual commemoration of Equal Pay Day. This event, begun in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity, fluctuates every year. However, it is always celebrated on a Tuesday to represent how far into the...

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