It took less than 24 hours for Maryland's General Assembly to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of the state's new minimum-wage law.
"When you get cultural change on civil rights, it happens because industry leaders do the right thing," said the commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently.
Employers with more than 100 employees will soon be required to submit detailed reports on how their workers are paid, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission passed a rule requiring the reports in 2016, but the rule was halted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Now, a judge has ordered the rule to move forward. What remains unclear is whether companies will have to begin submitting the reports by the original deadline of May 31.
The Me Too Movement takes its name from the phrase created a decade ago by civil rights activist Tarana Burke and popularized by Alyssa Milano when she encouraged women to tweet it to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." Since October 2017, #MeToo has been posted millions of times online, often with accompanying accounts of sexual harassment or sexual assault many of which occur in the workplace. The magnitude of the problem is, without question, huge.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team holds three Women's World Cup trophies and four Olympic gold medals, among a number of other achievements. The team has been ranked No. 1 of No. 2 for most of the 2000s and 2010s and is currently ranked No. 1. It entered the qualifying competition for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup upon a 21-game win streak and dominated the competition, ultimately qualifying.
Walmart announced recently that it plans to eliminate the position of store greeter at all U.S. stores, effective in late April. The news came as a shock to many Walmart greeters, especially those with disabilities. In the past, Walmart had been praised for providing viable jobs for people with a variety of disabilities, offering them the chance to represent the company when customers enter the store.
Under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), employers cannot fire, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate against employees because of their age. But, if you were to dig a little deeper into the ADEA, you would quickly find that it actually only protects workers who are at least 40-years-old -- meaning younger workers are out of luck under the ADEA.