executive employment law

Equal Pay Day and the continuing importance of the Equal Pay Act

Equal Pay Day is the date (March 24) that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in 2020. Progress has been made in narrowing the gap between what …

Ruling in gender pay discrimination case: past earnings cannot justify pay discrimination

One of the most hotly debated topics in employment law is whether basing employees’ salaries on past earnings is a sex-neutral policy or, instead, it amounts to pay discrimination. In Aileen Rizzo v. Jim Yovino, …

Gender discrimination attorney publishes guide to the Equal Pay Act

Although Congress passed the Equal Pay Act (EPA) in 1963, its goal of eradicating pay discrimination among men and women at work is still as important today as it was 50 years ago.  Zuckerman Law …

Red flags to watch for in settlement/severance agreements

As with many things, the devil is in the details with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. You may want to require these provisions to be mutual so that the company cannot disparage you and/or talk about the terms of the settlement (what’s good for the goose is good for the gander).

If You Are 50+ You Likely Will Be Pushed Out Of Your Job, So Plan Now

ProPublica and the Urban Institute recently issued a report with startling conclusions about the lasting impact of age discrimination against employees. While age discrimination has long been prevalent in the workplace, the crippling damage it …

Eric Bachman interviewed about combatting sexual harassment at work and negotiating severance packages

A helpful new resource for employees, Simone, is designed to empower women to build successful professional lives.  The founders of Simone spoke with Eric Bachman about best practices in navigating difficult legal situations at work. …

Eric Bachman interviewed about #metoo in the financial services industry

Sexual harassment lawyer Eric Bachman spoke with WealthManagement.com about the persistent problem of sexual harassment against female financial advisors and why so few of them report this illegal behavior. “It’s really necessary for [firms] to …

Leading discrimination lawyer issues guide to “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Tips for Combatting Promotion Discrimination”

Despite significant gains made by women and minorities across corporate America, a stubborn glass ceiling prevents them from advancing to the most powerful and highest paying positions in the workplace.  For example, a recent study …

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

A new case in California explores the ongoing legal debate about whether law firm partners should be considered “employees” versus “employers.” Why does this matter?  In the California case, it is the key distinction that …

The glass ceiling thins the ranks of African-American managers in the financial services industry

The proportion of African-American managers in financial services companies has actually decreased from 2007 to 20015, according to a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report released in November 2017. The report also outlines best practices to help combat …

Red flags to watch for in settlement/severance agreements

As with many things, the devil is in the details with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. You may want to require these provisions to be mutual so that the company cannot disparage you and/or talk about the terms of the settlement (what’s good for the goose is good for the gander).

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