Employment Blog

Workforce Magazine: Parental Leave Predictions Under the Trump Administration
In the News

November 29, 2016 The United States is the only developed country not to offer paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborn children. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the issue of paid leave was very prominent in Hillary Clinton’s platform,...

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The JD Journal: How to Handle Sexual Harassment at Law Firms
Advice, In the News, Sexual Harassment

November 23, 2016 What to do if you are being harassed? Tom Spiggle, founder of Spiggle Law Firm, told Forbes that there was a series of actions people can do if they’re being sexually harassed at work. 1. Talk to an...

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What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed In The Workplace
In the News, Sexual Harassment

November 8, 2016 In recent weeks and months, we’ve read disturbing headlines with all sorts of arguments from alleged sexual abusers sharing that the women claiming they were touched inappropriately or abused were either lying, too ugly to be harassed,...

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Zika Virus Could Bite Employers, Too, Attorney Says
In the News

September 1, 2016 Zika is in the news, the mosquito-borne illness that is linked to birth defects in children born to infected women, and so is this week’s missive from employment attorney Tom Spiggle of Spiggle Law Firm. “Employers are...

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If Hillary Clinton Faced This Kind Of Discrimination Applying For Any Other Job, It Would Be Illegal, Literally
In the News, Sex Discrimination

July 28, 2016 Our nation passed a historic milestone when Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party for president. Americans disagree about how much her gender has helped or hurt her so far in this campaign and...

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Airbnb and Discrimination: Why It’s All So Confusing
Discrimination, In the News

June 23, 2016 Airbnb has a discrimination problem on its hands. Last month, in an ugly, racist exchange, an Airbnb host in North Carolina said he canceled a guest’s booking because she was black. Another customer hit the company with...

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The Huffington Post: More Employees Are Suing Over Family-Leave Discrimination. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Discrimination, In the News

June 14, 2016 After facing discrimination over taking family leave, more men and women are choosing to sue their bosses—and in some cases, winning substantial amounts. That’s the main takeaway from the Center for Worklife Law at the University of California’s...

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Analyzing the new rule for salaried workers’ overtime pay
In the News

June 2, 2016 Tom Spiggle is a lawyer in Arlington, Va., who specializes in representing employees in labor disputes. He applauds the new rule but recognizes it will mean higher costs for some U.S. firms. The Times asked Spiggle to explain...

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How the Motherhood Penalty Hurts Everyone
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

April 27, 2016 America has a complicated relationship with motherhood. Our country constantly talks about how important moms are, but at the same time it rarely follows it up with actual help. In fact, we tend to penalize mothers in...

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The Huffington Post: North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless — And Sinister
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

April 1, 2016 It’s easy to ridicule North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, but it’s actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery,...

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