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Media Advisory: Know Your Rights During COVID-19

Workplace Fairness is Seeking New Board Members

Make Working from Home a "Win-Win" Proposition For You & Your Employer

Check Out Our Blog for Current Events and Issues on the Employment and Labor Fronts

5 Steps to Ensure Your Work-From-Home Employees Maximize Corporate Performance

Documentary “WHAT RIGHT?” to Highlight Walmart Employee Activism Following El Paso Shooting

Check Out Our Blog and News Updates on Employment and Labor Fronts

Workplace Fairness Welcomes New Staff

Shared Visions of Thought Leaders at Workplace Fairness Help Those in Need in the Workplace

Edgar Ndjatou Joins Workplace Fairness in Washington, D.C., to Lead Organization Activities

EMPOWER Act Shines Much-Needed Light on Workplace Harassment and Bans Strategies to Prevent Claims

Workplace Fairness Celebrates Milestone 25th Anniversary

Workplace Fairness Endorses the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 and New Jersey Becomes Fourth State to Raise to $15

Termination and Unemployment – What Happens When You Are Out of a Job

Filing a Wage and Hour Claim for Unpaid Wages as the Fair Labor Standards Act Turns 80

The Family Medical Leave Act Has Allowed Workers Better Life Balance for 25 Years

Current Laws and Trends in Flexible and Predictable Work Schedules That Allow Workers Better Life Balance

Non-Disclosure Agreements in the Workplace — Important Things to Know and Understand

Media Advisory: Workplace Fairness Discusses Harassment & Other Workplace Problems

Workplace Fairness Updates—New Laws for the New Year: Updates to Minimum Wage and Salary History Information

Media Advisory: Workplace Fairness Updates Race Discrimination & Harassment For Journalists

Need Time Off to Vote? Harassed Due to Your Political Views? Workplace Fairness Provides Information on Voting Rights and Political Discrimination

Media Advisory: Do You Know The Difference Between Right to Work and At-Will Employment? Many Americans Don't.

Undocumented Workers Need Information About Their Rights

Thinking of Attending a Protest or Discussing Politics on Social Media? Is Your Job at Risk if You Engage in Political Activity?

Learn the Facts about Your Rights on Workplace Injuries/Health & Safety Workplace Fairness

What is Workplace Fairness and Why Should Your Readers Know About It? Workplace Fairness Offers Interviews with Board Members

Workplace Fairness Honored In 21st Annual Webby Awards

Shared Visions of Thought: Leaders at Workplace Fairness Help Those in Need in the Workplace

Workplace Fairness Takes Position on Appointment of Acosta for Labor Secretary

Workplace Fairness Partners With New York Times Bestseller Martin Yate to Offer Career Assistance to Job Seekers

Workplace Fairness Launches Website Redesign

Workplace Fairness Statement on Forced Arbitration

Workplace Fairness Provides Legal Resources On Workplace Law

Workplace Fairness Provides Information on Labor Unions and WAGE Act

Workplace Fairness Provides Information on Paid and Unpaid Leave Laws and Legislation

Workplace Fairness Provides Information about Overtime Rules in Support of Long-Overdue Update

Workplace Fairness Provides Resources for Workplace Whistleblowers for Today’s National Whistleblower’s Day

Workplace Fairness Can Provide You with Information on Workplace Privacy Issues

Workplace Fairness Has the Latest Information on Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination in the Workplace Along With Social Networking/Computer Privacy Rights

Workplace Fairness Addresses Gender Discrimination and Harassment for Women’s History Month

Workplace Fairness Has 10 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Injuries/Health & Safety

Workplace Fairness Website Has 18 Topical Resources on What to Do When You Lose Your Job

Workplace Fairness Addresses Domestic Violence, Effects on Employment, and Legal Options

Nonprofit Workplace Fairness Addresses the Topic of and Answers Questions About Overtime Pay

For Anyone Thinking About Whistleblowing, Workplace Fairness Provides Information and Resources to 10 Common Questions

Nonprofit Workplace Fairness Offers Job Survival Tips and More, A Rare Resource

Nonprofit Workplace Fairness Blogs About National and Global Current Events in Employment

Workplace Fairness Understands How Difficult Job Hunting, Interviewing and Placement Can Be For Jobseekers

What is Workplace Fairness and Why Should Your Readers Know About It? Extensive Assistance Available to Employees in Need of Advocates and Resources

Federal Minimum Wage Increase Helps Working Families

Workplace Fairness Nominated for Best Law Site in the 13th Annual Webby Awards

Workplace Fairness Receives Major Donation from Consumer Lawsuit

Local Firms Contribute Nearly $200,000 Toward the Advancement of Women in the Workplace

Workplace Fairness Blog Provides Excellent & Varied Information on Current Events and Topics

Workplace Fairness Provides Information on Voting Rights and Political Discrimination

Selected Media Appearances

Look Over Your Shoulder: Mobile Sensor System Uses Machine Learning to Classify Top Performers at Work
July 17, 2019 - Toolbox

Point: Bill to close the wage gap is long overdue
June 17, 2019 - Blueridge Now

Why you should ask for someone's pronouns instead of just assuming
June 10, 2019 - MarketWatch

Spy in the screen reveals what workers are worth
June 3, 2019 - Financial Times

Laid Off? You may not get paid for unused time off
May 27, 2019 - CBS News

Pro-Con: Is the Paycheck Fairness Act a boon for American women?
May 20, 2019 - The Daily Astorian

Spy in the screen reveals what workers are worth
May 13, 2019 - Financial Times

Know your rights: A breastfeeding mom's guide to pumping at work
April 22, 2019 - Today

The Robot Will Hear You Now: Easing Job Harassment Reporting
April 8, 2019 - Bloomberg Law

#MeToo contributes to Iowa's 'high bar' for taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements
April 1, 2019 - Des Moines Register

Watching the Workers
March 25, 2019 - SHRM

New York's paid vacation law could cost companies $1.6 billion a year
March 11, 2019 - Washington Examiner

Freelancer aren't protected by equal employment laws. So what should they do when they face discrimination?
February 25, 2019 - Quarts at Work

Is Time Really Up for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? Companies and Law Firms Respond
February 18, 2019 - American Bar

Entire Industries Are Being Blacklisted By Insures Over #MeToo Liability
February 11, 2019 - The Intercept

Laid Off? YOu may not get paid for unused time off
January 28, 2019 - CBS News

Spied On at Work? Things to Konw About Employee Monitoring
January 14, 2019 - Insights

Why you should ask for someone's pronouns instead of just assuming
January 7, 2019 - MarketWatch

This is how getting fired is more financially devastating for women 
December 31, 2018 - FastCompany

End the Silence
December 17, 2018 - The Progressive

How to respond to a joke about #MeToo
December 10, 2018 - MarketWatch

This is how getting fired is more financially devastating for women 
December 3, 2018 - FastCompany

The Robot Will Hear You Now: Easing Job Harassment Reporting
November 26, 2018 - Bloomberg Law

Workplace Surveillance
November 5, 2018 - Business Researcher

This is how getting fired is more financially devastating for women
October 18, 2018 - FastCompany

Mom claims she was let go for breastfeeding
September 18, 2018 - Fox 4 Now

Conform or Rebel? Consider This Before Joining a Company Protest
September 4, 2018 - Dice

Why pulling an Omarosa and secretly recording coworkers is probably a bad idea
August 24, 2018 - Moneyish

Starbucks requests rehearing following Supreme Court 'off the clock' wage decision
August 20, 2018 - Northern California Record

Freelancers aren't protected by equal employment laws. So what should they do when they face discrimination?
August 17, 2018 - Quartz

6 Tips to Balancing Your Day Job With a Side Hustle
August 17, 2018 - Student Loan Hero 

Ending the silence
August 1, 2018 - The Progressive

Work advice: What are the limits of a company's interest in well-rested workers?
July 25, 2018 - The Washington Post

How to respond to a joke about #MeToo
July 12, 2018 - Moneyish

6 Approachable Solutions to End Workplace Discrimination
July 17, 2018 - How to Help 

What Walmart's patent for audio surveillance could mean for its workers
July 12, 2018 - The Washington Post

Why the tax overhaul could lead to lower settlements for sexual harassment victims
July 5, 2018 - The Chicago Tribune

Roseanne's hard lesson: The First Amendment protects you, not your job
June 2, 2018 - MarketWatch

What Makes Retail Workers Uniquely Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment
May 14, 2018 - Racked

Civil Discourse: Talking politics at your dealership — or on social media — could cost your business employees and customers
May 9, 2018 - Iowa Auto Dealer

What to do if you're forced to toe the company line on a sexual harassment case
May 2, 2018 - Moneyish

Alleged Sexual Predators Don't Need Letters of Support
May 1, 2018 - HuffPost

Time's Up: How to Handle Sexual Harassment at Work
April 2018 - Jacksonville Magazine

Tiffany Haddish says an NDA prevents her from revealing who bit Beyoncé
March 30, 2018 - Moneyish

Can your boss make you wear a Fitbit?
March 15, 2018 - The Christian Science Monitor

What happens if someone breaks a non-disclosure agreement?
March 2, 2018 - Frontline

Workplace monitoring gets personal, and employees fear it's too close for comfort.
March 2, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

This non-profit isn't promptly paying its workers. Should she blow the whistle when she leaves?
February 8, 2018 - The Washington Post

We still haven't figured out how to be ourselves on social media without risky problems on the job
February 5, 2018 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amazon's idea for employee-tracking wearables raises concerns
February 2, 2018 - CNN

Pacelle resigns as CEO of HSUS
February 2, 2018 - The NonProfit Times

When you cannot sue your employer
January 25, 2018 - The Economist

'Wonder Woman 2' will adopt new anti-sexual harassment guidelines. Here's how other industries are tackling the issue
January 23, 2018 - Moneyish

The Potential Downside of Unlimited PTO and Vacation
January 22, 2018 - Dice

How To Recognize Sexual Harassment
December 27, 2017 - Jefferson Public Radio

The Year in Tech: iPhone X, Russia-linked ads and the rise of bitcoin
December 14, 2017 - ABC News

American women are angry and this new podcast wants to hear their stories
December 13, 2017 - MarketWatch

As Al Franken Resigns, We Asked This Sexual Harassment Attorney to Discuss Workplace Flirting
December 7, 2017 - Hornet

Could recent sexual harassment cases change office design?
December 4, 2017 - MarketWatch

'You can insure almost anything,' including sexual harassment in the workplace
November 19, 2017 - Omaha World-Herald

New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol 'puts fox in charge of henhouse'
November 14, 2017 - Illinois News Network

Why freelancers face an uphill battle against sexual harassers
November 2, 2017 - MarketWatch

What happens if you break an NDA?
October 28, 2017 - Moneyish

Why sexual harassers keep offending
October 23, 2017 - MarketWatch

Workplace Fairness: Advice on how to get paid
October 11, 2017 - KPLC NEWS 7

The Sound of Ideas: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
October 11, 2017 - Ideastream

Here's what to do if you've been sexually harassed at work
October 10, 2017 - Moneyish

What You Do While On Vacation Could Cost You Your Job
September 22, 2017 - RewardExpert

How do you deal with bigotry from a boss?
August 29, 2017 - Moneyish

Radio interview: Can your political views affect your job?
August 24, 2017 - KOGO News Radio 600 San Diego

Yes, you can legally be fired for attending a political rally
August 17, 2017 -

Why the First Amendment won't protect Charlottesville white supremacists from being fired
August 15, 2017 - MarketWatch

The employee who wrote the Google manifesto was fired — and it's a good reminder why you should be careful of what you say at work
August 8, 2017 - Business Insider

This Man's Story Of Being Discriminated For Wearing Makeup At Work is Going Viral
July 11, 2017 - Refinery29

Six Workers Were Fired For Making This Sandwich Meme
July 6, 2017 - attn:

A Just Cause - Racial & Gender Biases in Corporate America
June 27, 2017 - AJC Radio

Workplace Fairness: How to Provide a Work Environment that Improves Employee Satisfaction and Attracts Top Talent
June 8, 2017 - DealCrunch

Employers and worker advocates both hate Trump's plan to overhaul labor watchdogs
June 6, 2017 - Associated Press

Disciplinary Discharge Precedent Set in PA
June 2, 2017 -

Can your off-hours political activism get you in trouble at work?
May 31, 2017 - The Washington Post

Portia Bynum interviewed guests Attorney Paula Brantner, Darlene O'Neal and Kathi Harris
April 29, 2017 - Keep it Movin'

Workplace Fairness: Online Legal Resources for Victims of Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments
April 24, 2017 -

Workplace Advocacy Group Joins Call for Fox News to Fire Bill O'Reilly
April 5, 2017 - The Hollywood Reporter

Learn Key Skills to Land Your Perfect Job with Expert Martin Yate & the Resources at the Workplace Fairness Career Center
March 14, 2017 -

Many possible factors led to racial discrimination case against Dept. of Corrections, advocate says
January 18, 2017 - PennRecord

Several States, Some Employers Help Workers Make Time to Vote
November 1, 2016 - NPR

A Woman Says She Was Fired Over Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis
November 1, 2016 - Yahoo Beauty

Paula Brantner Radio Interview on Work-Life Balance
October 8, 2016 - WTOP

'Not becoming of a woman': lawyers may finally get recourse for harassment
August 18, 2016 - The Guardian

6 Things You Should Know About Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
August 5, 2016 -

6 Months After Settling Sexual Harassment Claims, a Worker Faces the Consequences
August 5, 2016 - Magnify

Taboos over talking politics at work loosen during divisive election season
July 1, 2016 - Chicago Tribute

Colleges Resolve to Improve Employment Outlook for Students with Disabilities
May 27, 2016 -

Newly Nonexempt May Embrace Overtime Rule
May 24, 2016 -

WTOP News Radio Interview with Paula Brantner
March 11, 2016 - WTOP News Radio

What to Do If You Feel Like You're Being Discriminated Against at Work
November 11, 2015 - Lifehacker

How Workers’ Comp Policies Leave Women to Fend for Themselves
November 3, 2015 - RH Reality Check

Paula Brantner Radio Interview on Paid Parental Leave
October 1, 2015 - WTOP

For some states, a focus on older workers
September 8, 2015 - USA Today

Work Advice: Retailer's 'flexible scheduling' leaves employee in knots
July 23, 2015 - The Washington Post

Should salary level be raised for overtime?
July 19, 2015 - Victoria Advocate

Should a Worker Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana at Home?
July 9, 2015 -

Supreme Court rules for plaintiff in religious discrimination claim
June 18, 2015 - TRIAL News (AAJ Members Only Access)

Increasing the Overtime Threshold
June 8, 2015 - WTOP Radio - 103.5 FM

My shirt was ripped at work. Can I get reimbursed?
May 2, 2015 -

New York Wire workplace death one of low number of such incidents in Pennsylvania
April 9, 2015 - York Daily Record/York Sunday News

Microsoft Becomes Latest Tech Firm To Put Social Issues On The Front Burner
March 28, 2015 - International Business Times

Speaking Freely About Politics Can Cost You Your Job
February 20, 2015 - The New York Times

D.C. District Court strikes down labor rule protecting domestic service workers
January 2015 - TRIAL News (AAJ Members Only Access)

With Election Win, GOP To Push Legislation To Rein In NLRB
November 5, 2014 - Law360

Workzone: Whistle-blower obstacles growing
September 14, 2014- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Workzone: Black teen unemployment rate almost twice U.S. average
January 18, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WorkZone: Nonprofit aids unemployed in job searches
November 3, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pregnant T-Mobile Worker Had To 'Clock Out' To Go To Bathroom
May 2, 2013 - ABC News

Austin bakery accused of underpaying workers
November 5, 2012 - Austin American-Statesman

Strip club visits by Maine Med doctors may pass legal muster
June 20, 2012 - Portland Press Herald

Cigna Sued on Claims of Gender Bias
March 4, 2011 -

Has the Obama Backlash Fueled More Workplace Discrimination?
October 6, 2010 - The Loop 21

Career Suicide?
December 2009 / January 2010 - American Journalism Review

Can You Be Fired for Sending Personal E-Mails at Work?
December 17, 2009 - ABC News

Cobbling together maternity leave- what's the best strategy?
November 12, 2009 - Blog Her

Qualifying for Unemployment
October 2, 2009 -

Best free resources for workplace law
September 29, 2009 - Examiner

6 Tips for Dealing With Age Discrimination
August 24, 2009 - U.S. News & World Report

EEOC considers new regulations after age bias rulings
July 24, 2009 - All Business

Age Discrimination Claims Jump, Worrying EEOC, Worker Advocates
July 16, 2009 - Washington Post

EEOC Weighs Action to Counter Age-Bias Rulings
July 15, 2009 - ABC News

Nonprofit Organization Workplace Fairness Promotes and Educates on Workplace Issues
July 15, 2009 - Examiner

Outrage: Nurse Gets Pink Slip During Patient Procedure
May 20, 2009 - AARP

A Silver Lining for the Laid Off? Free Stuff
April 15, 2009 - Smart Money

In Depth: 10 Tips for the Unemployed
October 3, 2008 - Forbes

McCain's War on Workers: Bloggers, Rockers, Unions Unite to Take Back Labor Day
September 1, 2008 - Huffington Post

Laid Off? Here's How to Stay Afloat
June 19, 2008 - Smart Money

Museum Director Says Gay Co-Workers Created Hostile Workplace
March 11, 2007 - Greenwich Time

Religion finds firm footing in some offices
December 6, 2006 - Reuters

Bosses want a say in what we weigh
October 9, 2006 - Detroit News

Telecommuting to Extremes
June 14, 2006 - Baltimore Sun

Drug Testing Falls Out of Employers' Favor
June 1, 2006 - HR Magazine

Is your boss spying on you?
March 24, 2006 -

Drug Testing Expense Cuts Business Interest in U.S.
June 20, 2005 - New Orleans City Business

U.S. Regulators Notify the Most Dangerous Workplaces
March 17, 2005 - Workforce Management

Swooning at the water cooler
February 13, 2005 - Washington Post

Smoke-Free Zones Gain New Territory
February 8, 2005 - Christian Science Monitor

Five Questions to Ask Before Taking a Buyout
January 1, 2005 - CNN Money

Original Reports

The Good, The Bad, and Wal-Mart: The Year In Workplace Fairness
August, 2006

Summertime, and the Working Isn't Easy
July, 2006

Oscar-Nominated Films Tell Real-Life Workplace Stories
March, 2006

Third and Long: Will Super Bowl Advertisers Make the Big Play for Workplace Fairness?
January, 2006

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