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What should I do if I wasn't paid for my travel time?

Traveling is an essential part of certain jobs and careers. While your employers are not required to pay for ordinary commutes to work, they must generally pay all non-exempt employees for any travel time within the scope of their employment. Work-related travel often includes: Visiting customers and clients Making deliveries Attending meetings or other work-related...

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Workplace discrimination lawsuits can promote diversity

Management in top U.S. corporations has become more diverse in recent years, with more women and people of color attaining positions that once seemed out of reach. What is the driving factor behind these positive changes? It turns out that discrimination lawsuits – corporations being sued for bad and illegal behavior – have improved gender...

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How the #MeToo movement is impacting sexual harassment claims in the workplace

Workplace standards have changed significantly since the “Mad Men” days of the 1960s and ‘70s when sexual harassment was acceptable behavior. Over the past several decades, policies and laws have been enacted to protect employees. The #MeToo movement, which put a spotlight on inappropriate workplace behavior in Hollywood and the media, revealed that people in...

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What can I do if I'm impacted by workplace misconduct?

Sadly, many women don't yet understand the basics of workplace self-care. As a result, the effects of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation can make for an unpleasant work experience. In many cases, this can be emotionally, mentally, and even physically devastating. Some employees put up with this type of behavior in order to keep their jobs....

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Can nondisclosure agreements prevent victims of workplace sexual harassment from speaking out?

NBC Universal recently announced that it will release former employees from a nondisclosure agreement that required them to remain silent about their experiences working for the company, according to Vox. Unfortunately, this legal agreement also applied to sexual harassment. The decision to do so only comes after the company was scrutinized for its approach to handling...

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Is Age Discrimination in the Workplace Legal?

The average lifespan has significantly increased, and, as a result, many Americans and residents of greater Cleveland are working longer. According to recent research by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people over the age of 65 in the workplace has doubled from 10 percent in 1985. Why older employees...

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How ageism and sexism are still overlooked in the workplace

In 2019, diversity is being touted everywhere, including in many workplaces. So why is it that many employers embrace some areas of diversity while ignoring others? Ageism is often omitted as a form of bias, especially gender ageism. According to research from AARP, roughly two out of three workers over the age of 45 across...

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Mandatory arbitration hurts workers and favor employers

Get hired, sign a contract, and say goodbye to your rights. Mandatory arbitration in employment that resolves disputes favors companies over employees or customers. That’s because the company usually chooses the arbitrator, and the arbitrator tends to side with the company. The process also requires employees and customers to waive rights to seek justice in court,...

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New Law could Toughen Protections Against Workplace Harassment

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that could strengthen protections against workplace harassment. The “Be Heard Act” – also known as the “Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace Act” – was introduced by Sen. Patty Murray and Reps. Katherine Clark, Ayanna Pressley, Elissa Slotkin and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The...

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