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Worker Who Quit Can’t Pursue Claims of Race and Age Bias

April 16, 2019

Via: SHRM

An employee who voluntarily left her job couldn’t sue her former employer for race and age discrimination, the California Court of Appeal ruled. Although the employee claimed that her supervisor made her job so stressful she had no choice but […]


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New Legislation Aims for More Stringent Anti-Harassment Protections

April 11, 2019

Via: SHRM

A mechanic at a Washington state factory where Maria del Carmen Ruelas worked often blocked her path, claimed he planned to have sex with her and warned her not to tell anyone. And no one would believe her if she […]


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Did Microsoft HR Ignore Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaints?

April 9, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

Microsoft has over 130,000 employees, so it’s not at all surprising that there are bad employees in that bunch. Most companies have them. But, Quartz says they have an email chain from “dozens of women” detailing incidents where they felt […]


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More Jurisdictions Are Banning Salary-History Inquiries

April 4, 2019

Via: SHRM

Requesting applicants’ salary history has been standard practice for many employers that use this information to eliminate applicants from the hiring pool: “This person is too expensive.” “At that low rate of pay, this person must be unqualified.” Employers have […]


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DOL Proposes Change in How to Determine Regular Rate of Pay

April 2, 2019

Via: HR Hero

With a stated aim of providing clarification on how to determine employees’ regular rate of pay, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new proposed rule updating what forms of payment employers can include and exclude in the […]


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Deutsche Bank manager didn’t want to ‘deal with’ medical issues, suit says

March 29, 2019

Via: HR Dive

While the fact-specific details of this case have yet to undergo a court’s scrutiny, the allegations offer employers a reminder of the importance of good documentation. Vague feedback and unclear expectations can create problems for employers, creating legal headaches at […]


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Facebook has been charged with housing discrimination by the US government

March 28, 2019

Via: The Verge

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed charges against Facebook for housing discrimination, escalating the company’s ongoing fight over discrimination in its ad targeting system. The charges build on a complaint filed in August, finding that there is […]


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New Jersey Makes It Illegal To Require Victims in Discrimination or Harassment Cases to Remain Silent

March 25, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

When companies settle harassment, discrimination, or retaliation cases, it’s pretty standard that all parties sign non-disclosure agreements. For example, a Florida man had to give back an $80,000 settlement for discrimination after his daughter blabbed. But, New Jersey has decided […]


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Maryland Takes Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage

March 22, 2019

Via: HR Hero

In a widely expected move, the Maryland General Assembly has approved a significant increase in the state’s minimum wage by voting for legislation aimed at increasing the current rate of $10.10 per hour to $15 by 2025. If the legislation […]


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Tesla accuses self-driving startup Zoox and former employees of trade secret theft

March 21, 2019

Via: The Verge

Tesla filed two lawsuits late on Wednesday against multiple former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox for allegedly misappropriating the company’s trade secrets. The Silicon Valley automaker claims four former employees stole “proprietary information and trade secrets to help Zoox […]