Economic Conditions Don’t Justify Wage Discrimination 10:14, April 13, 2017

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Date: April 2017

Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employers from engaging in sex-based wage discrimination. But when female employees claim that they’re being paid less for doing the same work that male employees do, employers have an affirmative defense: they can argue that the women are being paid less because of a factor other than sex. Allsteel […]

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Studying the influence of Millennial workers, and what they care about, offers broad takeaways for businesses wanting to create an ethical company culture and long-term sustainability. According to Brookings, as of June 2016, Millennials comprised 23% of the total population and 38% of the primary working age population. By 2025, they are expected to make […]

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Some company leaders consider creating an ethical culture a best practice, but not a critical priority. However, at least one court invoked a company’s culture as evidence in a lawsuit. Knowing what stoked the court’s ire shows the cost of allowing unethical actions to continue. The Case In New York, cigarettes sold on reservations to […]

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act are two of the most important laws that seek to prevent corruption globally. Their broad scope and long reach mean that organizations of all sizes that do business overseas or have foreign partners should consider offering online FCPA training to their employees as well as […]

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When the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces a settlement with an employer, the press release generally says that the employer agrees to provide certain kinds of compliance training in the future. In EEOC settlements announced in March 2017, the EEOC announced that it had required an Illinois sheet metal company to train its employees […]

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On March 27, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII cannot protect a gay employee from sexual orientation discrimination; however, Title VII may protect the employee from sex-based stereotyping under the same set of facts. In a separate case about two weeks before that, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reached […]

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