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Nevada Governor Orders Task Force on Sexual Harassment

Nevada’s new governor has signed an executive order for a task force on sexual harassment.The task force will review federal and state sexual harassment laws, regulations, and policies, as well as prevention plans and the training in place now. The task force will offer recommendations to the Governor to improve prevention plans and training procedures, Read More

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Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has made a significant impact on workplace harassment laws. Not only are federal, state and local governments working to improve workplace cultures so that sexual harassers are exposed and victims feel more comfortable speaking up, but so are major, well-known companies doing the same. For example, the #MeToo movement has brought a Read More

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California Says No More Secret Settlements for Sexual Harassment Claims

California has banned secret settlements for claims of sexual harassment against employers. The change in the law comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement. California, the home to Hollywood and the entertainment industry where much of the headliner harassment claims have come from, is now the leading state in reforming sexual harassment laws. Under Read More

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Age Discrimination – More Common Than You Might Think?

A new AARP survey’s findings show that many Americans who work past 50 years old face discrimination both when seeking new employment and at their current workplace. The AARP survey polled 3,900 people who were 45 years and older who were either working full or part-time or looking for a job. The results revealed that Read More

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California Legislators Pass Two Bills in Response to the #MeToo Movement

California lawmakers have responded to the #MeToo movement by passing two bills aimed at giving more rights to victims of sexual misconduct. In order for the bills to become law, they will have to be signed by the governor. One bill focuses on non-disclosure agreements. Currently, settlements can include confidentiality requirements to keep the victim Read More

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EEOC Aggressively Pursuing Age Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has been zealously pursuing age discrimination claims against employers whom the EEOC believes are violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). Recently, the EEOC settled a claim with the Texas Roadhouse chain, who agreed as part of the settlement to change its hiring practices toward older applicants. Although Read More

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Uber Settles Employees’ Suit for $10 Million Covering 480 Current and Former Employees

Uber has announced how it will pay out a $10 million settlement in a class action suit comprised of 480 current and former employees of Uber. $1.9 million will be divided among 56 current and former employees, totaling approximately $33,928 to each employee. Another $5.1 million will be divided among the 480 current and former Read More

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Fair Pay Lawsuit Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Ninth Circuit recently held in favor of an employee in a sex pay claim against a California school district. The parties attempted to settle the case out of court following the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, but it appears that settlement negotiations have fallen apart and the case will be taken up by the Supreme Court. Read More

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