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N.C. “bathroom bill” has a bomb for wrongful discharge plaintiffs

Big news for employees and employers in North Carolina — the General Assembly enacted a bill on Wednesday (signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) within hours) that was primarily intended to preempt a certain high-profile municipal “bathroom” ordinance. (More...

Averaging The Way To Classwide Liability

The Supreme Court this week in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, 577 U. S. ____ (2016), upheld a $2.9 million verdict for unpaid overtime owed by Tyson Foods to its employees for uncompensated time spent putting on and taking off (i.e., “donning and doffing”)...

Have You Trained Your Supervisors on Wage & Hour Compliance?

When sexual harassment lawsuits started becoming a major liability issue for employers, many employers sensibly responded by requiring their supervisory employees to go through mandatory anti-harassment training. There is at least some data to suggest that training...

Gender pay gap is greatly exaggerated, new study says

The gender pay gap is 22 cents on the dollar! Something must be done!. . . would you believe 15 cents on the dollar?. . . . . . er, how about a nickel?A new pay equity study conducted by Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist for Glassdoor.com, has...