Spending cuts. The term has been circling our heads for years as this country has battled a recession, and again more recently as talks of automatic federal spending cuts have been in the news. The numbers are huge. The proposed cuts total a daunting $85 billion. The most frightening thing of all is that those […]
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They’ve recently been called “the most stressed-out generation”, but it looks like debt is becoming less and less of a contributing factor to that stress for the Millennial Generation. Also known as Generation Y, the Millennial Generation generally refers to those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, or 18-32 year olds. It […]
Marymount Manhattan College is being sued for age discrimination by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In searching for a new assistant professor in the dance composition department, the pool was narrowed to three candidates with one 64-year-old instructor in the lead. The committee then expanded the pool to include another, less qualified candidate who was […]
As a Seattle employment attorney, I know that the job market is tough in recent years, which makes facing discrimination on the job that much more difficult. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Office Max after an employee who had been fired, and then rehired, after complaining about race discrimination […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that they will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC to discuss pregnancy discrimination and issues surrounding employees who are responsible for giving care to relatives at home. The purpose of this meeting is to look into recent trends in discrimination against pregnant workers and workers with […]
As a Seattle employment lawyer, I am aware that some companies try to avoid paying wages that their workers have earned, or find ways to pay workers less than minimum wage. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release yesterday about a lawsuit that it has filed against a restaurant in Austin, […]
As a Seattle employment attorney, I’m sorry to say that not all employers treat their employees as well as they should. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release today in which it reports that a health-care company in Kentucky has been ordered to pay $210,000 in back wages to a group […]
My job as a Seattle employment attorney is to help ensure that employees receive fair treatment in the workplace regardless of any bias their employers may have. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) has filed suit against the Bank of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM for discharging two employees and disciplining another because they were women […]
As a Seattle employment attorney, I know that, unfortunately, some employers seem to believe that they have rights over employees that they in fact do not. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a press release late last week about a motion in an employer retaliation lawsuit in Urbana, IL. Steven Whitlow, a former employee […]
Here in Washington, we live in a right-to-work state. Among other things, this means that in many cases employers may legally discharge employees without cause. This can make knowing whether your rights are being violated in a dispute with your employer very difficult. As a Seattle employment attorney, I know that the laws governing the […]