The Attorney General’s office announced on Monday that the Dept. of Justice will bring a lawsuit against Crop Production Services for discriminating against American workers in a way that violates the Immigration and Nationality Act. This constitutes the first lawsuit based on President Trump’s...
  For decades now, median earnings for women have been stuck at about 20 percent below men’s. Why hasn’t there been more progress on wage equality? The answer may lie with a troubling new research study: work done by women just isn’t valued as much. That explanation sounds li...
When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
Love it or hate it, one possible result of repealing Obamacare may be a decline in the number of Americans who can retire early. Workers who reach 65 become eligible for Medicare, but some get retiree coverage from former employers before they reach that age.  Few companies, however, offer ...
Kay Jewelers and its parent company, Sterling Jewelers, faces a class-action lawsuit from thousands of former and current employees, who accuse the company of fostering “rampant sexual harassment and discrimination,” according to a Washington Post story on Monday. Women at the company have s...
Andrew Puzder – President Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department -- withdrew his name from the Cabinet nomination on Wednesday, ending weeks of bitter accusations and negative stories about the fast food tycoon. Stories about Puzder’s domestic abuse and divorce, his employment of undocumented...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had doubled down on his company’s opposition to President Trump's federal ban on refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. In an email sent to Amazon employees yesterday, Bezos stated that Amazon would put its lobbying weight to work to oppose the ban, both ...
Can employers ban the hiring of workers based on their hairstyles? According to a recent ruling by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is yes.  In ruling on a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, refusing to hire someone with dreadlocks has been deemed legal...
There’s still hope for expanded paid parental and sick leave. Many left-leaning groups are wringing their hands over what Donald Trump may or may not do over the new four years in office.  Yet for all the uncertainty and anxiety, staff with the Washington DC Paid Family Leave Coalition are cheeri...