Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Suits Focus on Equal Pay for Equal Work

Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Suits Focus on Equal Pay for Equal Work

FIGHTING PAY DISCRIMINATION TO ESTABLISH EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK Pay discrimination is a persistent problem for women in the workforce. Recent research shows that women continue to be paid 79% of what men are paid. Even when accounting for factors like occupation,...
Compensation for Unused Leave and Commissions

Compensation for Unused Leave and Commissions

When an employment relationship ends, voluntarily or otherwise, employees typically want to receive all pay owed to them. If employees have accrued sick leave, vacation, or other personal leave throughout their employment, they may be entitled to have that leave paid...
Wage Protection for Home Health Care Workers Awaits Court’s Ruling

Wage Protection for Home Health Care Workers Awaits Court’s Ruling

Home Health Care: A Growing Industry More and more workers are providing in-home health care to the elderly and disabled. Home health aides provide basic health-related services as well as social engagement and other support that allows their clients to live at home...

Barring the Courthouse Door: Employees Harmed by Mandatory Arbitration

An employee’s ability to have legal disputes heard and resolved in a court of law is an important right. Unfortunately, employers have been chipping away at this right for years by requiring employees to submit to a practice called mandatory arbitration. This term,...

MORE WORKER PROTECTIONS UNDER FIRE: WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY BILL SEEKS TO AXE PREVAILING WAGES IN WISCONSIN

It is a difficult time for Wisconsin workers, between Governor Walker’s 2015 state budget proposal and the Wisconsin Legislature’s introduction of a fast-tracked right-to-work law. We’ve noticed many provisions that could have a huge impact on workers, such as the...

What Delivery Drivers and Other Employees Should Know About Expenses and Minimum Wage

Many delivery drivers are expected to use their own vehicles and pay for their own gas in order to perform their jobs. Other types of employees may be expected to provide their own tools, purchase their own uniforms, or maintain their own vehicles in the course of...