Employee Rights

Title VII and the Equal Protection Clause

Affirmative Action Part 1 of 2 | Title VII and the Equal Protection Clause

By Eileen Torrez, November 30th, 2022 Three important federal laws form the basis for protecting U.S. employees from discrimination in the workplace: the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We’ve written about the EPA here and the ADA here. This article focuses on …

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Whistleblower

You Could be a Whistleblower Even If You Don’t Know It

“I am a Human Resource generalist at a mid-sized private company. I told my department manager that we should not discourage employees from talking about pay, because that could be illegal. I learned this at a training hosted by our outside employment law firm about how HR should be handling compensation questions. My manager replied …

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new California laws

Alert: New California Employment Protections Signed Into Law

By Alex Li and Xinying Valerian The close of California’s legislative season means changes in the employment landscape.  California continues to take the lead in enacting protections for workers. The following laws are set to take effect on January 1, 2023 unless otherwise specified. The Pay Transparency Act – SB 1162  This bill requires employers with …

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bias in the workplace

#StopAsianHate–Exploring Anti-Asian Bias in the Workplace

By Alex Li With the recent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes, such as the Atlanta spa shooting, our communities are being forced to confront patterns of anti-Asian bias and discrimination. In addition to this renewed attention, highlighted by the hashtag #stopasianhate on social media, Asian-American civil-rights organizations, such as Stop AAPI Hate, Stand with Asian …

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