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Uber’s latest trouble: discrimination settlement

A series of troubles continue to plague San Francisco-based Uber with the most recent being a cloud of alleged employee discrimination hovering over the company that specializes in ride-sharing, food delivery and transportation. In late March, Uber agreed to pay $10...

Suggestions for employers handling EEOC claims

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) released enforcement and litigation data for the 2017 fiscal year. The 84,254 workplace discrimination charges listed on the report led to 184 lawsuits against employers and $398 million in settlements.  ...

Increased contract work may mean more disputes

The days of consistent employment, complete with salaries and benefits, may be fading. The reality of today’s job market is shifting away from traditional job opportunities toward temporary contract work. While this change can offer workers more autonomy within...

Is it time to implement sexual harassment training?

Sexual harassment has been a part of the national conversation for months now. As an employer, you’ve probably given quite a bit of thought as to how you can prevent sexual harassment in your workplace. If you do not already have a training program in place, it...

Sexual harassment or office shenanigans?

The National Women's Law Center reported that at least one-fourth of working women have been exposed to some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately 70 to 90% of these women never speak up. Often victims are afraid of losing their jobs, they may feel...

How should employers address employee complaints?

Managing employees can be one of the most challenging -- and important -- elements of running a business. This can be particularly true in situations involving complaints of workplace harassment or discrimination. Navigating these situations can be tricky for...

7 steps for mitigating employee lawsuits

While it may be impossible to completely prevent lawsuits, there are steps you can take to mitigate the chances of employee litigation. It is in your best interest to have an attorney help you with each of these steps to ensure they are completed efficiently and...

Frequently asked questions about overtime laws in NY

There is often confusion surrounding overtime laws in New York. And recent changes to the wage law leave many wondering about overtime eligibility. Money is one of life’s biggest stressors which makes overtime a highly sensitive subject for most people. Your...