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Why the tax overhaul could lead to lower settlements for sexual harassment victims

Chicago Tribune

The tax overhaul law, written last year near the height of the #MeToo movement, could place a bigger financial burden on victims of workplace sexual harassment and make such cases more difficult and expensive to settle. But the tax code provision “was scribbled into the margins at the last minute, and not thought through very well,” said Paula Brantner, senior advisor of the nonprofit worker assistance organization Workplace Fairness.

Today's Workplace more

Kavanaugh: Threat to Workers and to OSHA

Jordan Barab

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Spell a Fresh Hell for Workers’ Rights

Moshe Marvit

When Workers Don’t Get Paid: 3 Contributors to Wage Theft

Danielle Higley

Serena Williams’ French Open ordeal proves maternity rights in pro sports have a long way to go

Lindsay Gibbs

Minimum wage workers just got a raise in two states, D.C., and 15 cities or counties

Laura Clawson

In the Courts more

Janus v. State, County and Municipal Employees

Reversed and remanded the Seventh Circuit's decision which had affirmed the district court's ruling in favor of defendant in a suit filed by an Illinois state employee who was not a member of a union, but who worked in a unionized employment unit. State law requires all employees of a unionized employment unit to pay an agency fee even if they are not in the union. Plaintiff challenged the constitutionally of the agency fees and the Supreme Court agreed, holding that the payment of agency fees by non-consenting employees violates the First Amendment, overruling Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed.

Lawless v Steward Health Care Sys. LLC

Affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment and treble damages under the Massachusetts Wage Act for the plaintiff who alleged that defendant failed to pay all of her wages due at the time of her termination, instead making them at a later date.

July 11, 2018

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