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Workplace Week

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Point: Bill to close the wage gap is long overdue

Pay discrimination can flourish in workplaces where salaries are a highly confidential secret and known only to a handful of people. Without transparent salary information, you may have no idea about salary differences among people doing the same job. Some companies even threaten to punish employees who discuss this information.

Today's Workplace more

Pride Month Profiles: Jeanne Laberge and Ruth Jacobsen

Kenneth Quinnell

2018 elections give paid sick leave and family leave new momentum in the states

Laura Clawson

This Women’s World Cup is reaching new heights thanks to collective actions from female footballers

Lindsay Gibbs

Congress makes minimum wage history, going the longest without an increase since 1938

Laura Clawson

Nevada workers get some big wins because elections matter, this week in the war on workers

Laura Clawson

In the Courts more

Freeman v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Revived a city employee's claim that he was fired from his job because of his race and perceived disability (alcoholism). Reversed a dismissal.

Horner v. American Airlines, Inc.

In a labor case, addressed a dispute over the seniority rights of certain pilots following a merger of two commercial air carriers. Affirmed dismissal and summary judgment rulings against the pilots' claims, in this lawsuit brought under the Railway Labor Act.

June 19, 2019

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Massachusetts lawmakers will consider making more low-income workers eligible for overtime pay

The high-stakes battle between Uber executives and drivers in California, explained

For mothers, parental leave is a penalty whether they take it or not

The Supreme Court May Erode Decades of Wins for LGBT Worker Rights

BuzzFeed Employees Stage Walkout Over Stalled Union Recognition

Why women in tech are being Photoshopped in instead of hired

Why Workplace Mental Health Policies Must Take LGBTQ+ Experiences Into Account

West Virginia’s Senate Goes To War With Teachers, Again

Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 3,614 days. It's time to put hard-working Americans first

The US economic recovery is far from being a world record

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