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This is how getting fired is more financially devastating for women

Fast Company

“There is significant evidence that pay bias is something that can follow you throughout your career,” says Paula Brantner, a senior adviser for Workplace Fairness, a nonprofit organization that offers career resources and legal assistance. “If you’re underpaid and undervalued in your first job, then when you go to your next job, they look at what you’re making and continue to undervalue you, so as your career progresses you get further and further behind.”

Today's Workplace more

When Your Boss Locks You Out for Nearly 6 Months and Cuts Off Your Healthcare

Michael Sainato

Stop the Shutdown


Government workers worry about shutdown continuing into the new year

Casey Quinlan

No OSHA Head This Session

Jordan Barab

Federal workers won't get paychecks, but they do get these handy letters asking creditors to go easy

Laura Clawson

In the Courts more

Gurule v. Land Guardian, Inc.

Held that it was appropriate to reduce an attorney fee award because the plaintiff had rejected a Rule 68 offer of judgment that would have given her more than what she ultimately obtained at trial. Affirmed the district court, in this Fair Labor Standards Act case.

Nall v. BNSF Railway Co.

Revived a railroad employee's claim that he was discriminated against based on a disability. The issue involved whether he could safely perform his job as a trainman after developing Parkinson's disease. Reversed a summary judgment ruling in relevant part.

January 4, 2019

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In the News

Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common: ‘I see no way out.’

Big Tech May Look Troubled, but It’s Just Getting Started

Five workplace predictions for 2019

NY workplaces adjust to #MeToo legislation

Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

Voices behind Time's Up

Financially Struggling Government Workers Are Caught Up In Shutdown

Some 17 million workers will get a raise in 2019

Workers Describe How They’re Trying to Survive the Trump Shutdown

Employment impact of Camp Fire hard to trace

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