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In the coming months, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers. The current composition of the court makes the anticipated outcome hard to predict. At the moment, there are four judges appointed by a Democratic president, and five […]

Last month, the Eighth Circuit gave a South Dakota kickboxing gym the foot for replacing a gym instructor because she attended mandatory National Guard training. In its ruling on Mace v. Willis, the Eighth Circuit ordered Corey Willis, the owner of Kickbox Dakota LLC, to pay damages to former gym instructor and National Guard member […]

Last month, the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a report titled The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The report, written by Victoria Lipnic, the acting chair of the EEOC, marked the 50th anniversary of the ADEA, which was […]

The H-1B visa is a temporary work permit given to foreign workers in a specialty occupation. The process is highly political and has been subject to discussion in the most recent presidential election. Employers who discriminate against U.S. candidates in favor of those with H-1B visas are subject to prosecution by the Justice Department. But […]

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In the last few months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light many shocking cases of sexual abuse and harassment by powerful figureheads in media, government, and much more. One of the most horrific was the abuse by Larry Nassar, a former physician for the US Gymnastic Team and Michigan State University. What makes his […]

The holidays have a magical way of bringing people together, and the workplace is no exception. Many companies organize holiday celebrations where rules are relaxed and coworkers can fraternize with peers, bosses, subordinates and sometimes customers. These festivities are the subject of movies like Office Christmas Party (2016) and episodes from TV shows like The […]

Over the weekend, famed New Orleans chef John Besh alleged harassment of employees was chronicled by the Times-Picayune. The allegations against Besh Restaurant Group, which employs thousands and spans across numerous restaurants throughout the country, came down just after a flood of allegations against former Weinstein Company executive, Harvey Weinstein. Social media posts, articles, and […]

Imagine your work day starts like any other. You get to the office, but when you reach for your key or badge to enter it isn’t there. For some Wisconsin employees, this situation would not induce panic. That is because a Wisconsin-based employer is now offering employees the option of having a microchip implanted in […]

Can he do that? The question many Americans asked after President Trump tweeted that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military is being echoed around the world as many people on both sides of the political fence took to social media and verbal debate yesterday to share their view of […]

Recidivism, the tendency for felons to reoffend, is a major problem in the United States.  To try to understand the causes and effects of recidivism, the Bureau of Justice conducted a five-year study on state prisoners in thirty states.  It found that two thirds of prisoners released in 2005 were rearrested within three years and […]