Employment Blog

Facts, Fiction, and Myths About Sexual Harassment at Work
Sexual Harassment

News stories about assault and harassment victims exposing serial sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein have been covered in major media sources all over the world. The career-threatening backlash that many of these accused parties now face serves as a warning...

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How Harvey Weinstein Used NDAs to Keep His Victims Silent
Non-Disclosure Agreements

Serial sexual harassers, like Harvey Weinstein, often used non-disclosure agreements to silence their victims. But how do they get away with such inappropriate conduct, and why are victims only speaking up now? A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal agreement...

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Why Following the ‘Pence Rule’ in the Workplace Is a Bad Idea
Sexual Harassment

In light of recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood and beyond, male managers are considering practicing the ‘Pence Rule’ in their workplaces. This misconception could land these men in legal trouble. A variation of the so-known ‘Pence Rule’ was originally...

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Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases—and How Banning Them Could Hurt Women
Sexual Harassment

As acknowledged by many news sources, more and more victims on sexual harassment are speaking up about the maltreatment they suffered from both public and private figures. However, many others are silenced by non-disclosure agreements they signed following a previous...

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Advice from a Sexual Harassment Lawyer to Men in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment

In recent months, the media has shone a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, especially in the film and media industry and even in Congress. Consequently, working men throughout the country have been feeling uneasy, trying to remember if...

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Spiggle Law Named One of the Fastest-Growing Firms in the Country
In the News

D.C. metro-based employment law group supporting workers receives Law Firm 500 award The Spiggle Law Firm was recently named one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country by the 2018 Law Firm 500. This award recognizes small law firms across...

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Your Rights to Family Leave Could Change
Family and Medical Insurance Leave

Picture this: it is almost your wife’s due date and you need to take paternity leave, or your elderly father has a bad fall and requires long-term treatment. Unforeseeable events like those can occur to any worker, and he or...

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The Real Wants and Needs of Working Dads
Dads at Work

When a child is born, balancing work and family is a challenge most parents face. When trying to aid working parents, people mostly discuss helping workings mothers, but encouraging fathers is equally as important. Assuming that mothers always take on...

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Washington, D.C. Wage Laws
Wage and Hour

Workers in Washington, D.C. enjoy a wide range of employment protections and benefits, such as those concerning workplace discrimination and unpaid wages. For many employees, these protections go unnoticed, as the employer will treat its workers fairly, even if there...

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