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Pay Inequality

LinkedIn must pay $1.8 million (backpay plus interest) for compensating 686 female employees “at a statistically significant lower rate” than their male counterparts between 2015 and 2017. LinkedIn also must

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Personal Foul

Following reports of harassment and a toxic work environment, Daniel Snyder (owner of the NFL’s Washington Commanders) worked to discredit claimants and “offer up an alternative target for the investigation.”

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The Consequences of Inaction

Over the course of her employment, Riley Whitelaw expressed to Walgreens management her concerns about coworker Joshua Taylor Johnson. Whitelaw (17) became uncomfortable after Johnson (28) made “advances toward her.”

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Less Pondering, More Gossip?

In The Extended Mind, author Annie Murphy Paul considers how to “think outside the brain.” Her thesis is that we have reached the limit of what our brains are capable

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Recruitment and Retention Challenges

Businesses experienced more widespread (or perhaps simply more widely reported) employee burnout in the past few years, and recent studies suggest many workers (41% of those surveyed) are even more

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Union Organizing Continues

Several large businesses—perhaps most notably Amazon and Starbucks—continue to receive attention for employee union activity and their response. For instance, Wisconsin Starbucks organizer, Kolton Gosnell, claimed to be fired after

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FLSA Salary Threshold May Rise

The Trump-era Department of Labor (DOL) raised the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white-collar exemption salary threshold to $35,568 (annualized). Biden’s DOL  is now considering raising it further. Former Wage

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Extending Postpartum Health Care

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) is submitting a request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for an additional 30 days of Medicaid coverage for women after giving

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