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#MeToo contributes to Iowa's ‘high bar’ for taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements

Des Moines Register

In Iowa, the number of successful trials and settlements has, in essence, set the bar pretty high for what could happen at trial,” said Paula Brantner, a senior adviser at the national nonprofit Workplace Fairness, which promotes employee rights. “Especially as part of the #MeToo climate, and having people known to be very good attorneys getting larger verdicts, those advising the government agencies may say, 'Hey, it’s really risky to take this to trial.

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It's Equal Pay Day, and men's responses to a new poll show why the problem isn't going away

Laura Clawson

Federal judge blocks Arkansas and Kentucky Medicaid work requirements

Amanda Michelle Gomez

Maryland workers to get a $15 minimum wage by 2025

Laura Clawson

A Blow But Not Fatal: 9 Months After Janus, AFSCME Reports 94% Retention

Heather Gies

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Zakaryan v. The Men's Wearhouse, Inc.,

Held that a store manager complaining of wage-and-hour violations did not have to arbitrate his claim under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Also, courts may not split a solitary PAGA claim and send only part of it to arbitration. Affirmed the denial of the store's motion to compel arbitration.

Bogan v. MTD Consumer Group, Inc.

Held that an employee who was fired because of her race and sex might be entitled to reinstatement to her job. Remanded for reconsideration of the feasibility of that remedy following a jury verdict in her favor.

April 3, 2019

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