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April 2018 Archives

Many harassment cases linger in EEOC backlog

The wave of sexual harassment accusations in Texas and the rest of the country has raised numerous challenges. Legislators have been pressured to enact legislation targeting workplace discrimination. Employers have reexamined their workplace policies regarding sexual harassment. And everyday employees are speaking out in defense of female colleagues who have been harassed.

Prior salary does not justify a gender wage gap in salary

Employee pay is a touchy subject. Many Americans don’t like to talk publicly about what they earn—and many don’t like what they discover if they do talk about it. When an employee at the Fresno Country Office of Education discovered she earned less money than a less experienced colleague, it turned into a court battle that might go all the way to the US Supreme Court.

When employees are absent longer than FMLA allows

When employees are granted leave according to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they are allowed a certain number of intermittent absences. Usually, employees return to work after they have used up these absences. In some cases, though, an employee's leave will exceed the absences allotted by FMLA.

Report: Black employees often left out of high-paying jobs

The public conversation surrounding sexual harassment has alerted many employers to the problem of gender-based discrimination in the workplace. But there is another form of discrimination that has also seen several public, though less-famous, allegations: Racial discrimination.

Stock option plans: What employers should know

Employee stock options have become increasingly popular in recent years. Due in part to the rise of small- and medium-sized startups, stock options are being included in employment contracts more and more frequently. For employees, stock option plans offer a share of their employer's success; for employers, stock option plans attract and retain talent without draining the company's pocketbook.

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