You have probably seen this photo of a food drive for Wal-Mart employees. It has gone viral on the internet. But did you know that Wal-Mart’s CEO makes more in an hour than many full-time Wal-Mart workers make in an entire year? Blogging for the CELA VOICE, Sharon Vinick and her co-author Ramit Mizrahi delve […]
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Thirty-five years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnancy discrimination complaints are still on the rise. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is Congress’ chance to finally make good on the promise to our nation’s mothers that pregnancy discrimination is a thing of the past.
Read more about this important legislation in the recent post on the CELA VOICE blog by Jean Hyams and co-author Mariko Yoshihara.
Over the past decade, more and more employers are insisting that anyone who works for them must sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment. Arbitration agreements mean that employees are forced to give up their Constitutional right to trial by jury if they want to keep their job. Instead, all workplace disputes – […]
In her recent blog post on the CELA VOICE, Sharon Vinick offers insight into the growing momentum for workplace flexibility — the commonsense idea that employers should take a flexible approach to meeting the needs of working families. Follow the link to see how Sharon answers the question — “Are workplace flexibility laws the wave […]
Have you heard the news that UC San Francisco just adopted a complete ban on workplace smoking. According to SF Weekly, the ban prevents employees from smoking on the UCSF campus and even extends into employee breaks that may be taken off campus. The media outlet contacted Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP partner, Jean Hyams, […]
Today is Women’s Equality Day! On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The struggle for the right to vote was led by working women, who understood that the right to equal pay for equal work could never be achieved without the right to vote. Let’s take a […]
Equal Rights Advocates honored Leslie Levy for her work at its annual luncheon this summer, where the keynote speaker was equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter. ERA is a national organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA explained why it chose the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams […]
Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman and current candidate for New York Mayor, isn’t the first person to tweet his way out of a job. For the last few years, stories have been circulating about lots of people who were marched off the job after exposing something through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the like. Take the […]