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FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Game Night Has A New Player: Ms. Monopoly

By: Amy Epstein Gluck “It’s not fair!” “He cheated! Mom, he’s cheating!” “I’m not playing anymore.” The above might be a common refrain in households everywhere (well, pre-Fortnite, Minecraft, etc.) as siblings attempted to best each other by amassing money and property in Hasbro’s iconic game, Monopoly. But Hasbro created and recently announced a new…
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Allegations of Sex Discrimination and Unequal Pay—It's A Small World After All?

By Amy Epstein Gluck It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, it’s a world of hope and a world of fears…. Sound familiar? That’s right! It’s the Small World ride at Disney! This refrain ran through my head as I read about a new lawsuit filed earlier this week against the Walt Disney Company (“Disney”)…
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Checking In With BigLaw and Equal Pay

By: Amy Epstein Gluck During the last couple of years, we have explored the twin issues of sex discrimination and gender pay disparities. We have examined it in the arenas of professional sports, universities, restaurants, Silicon Valley, and several different types of workplaces…including law firms. We’ve explained that true parity in the workplace can raise productivity…
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Happy Equal Pay Day! (and an opportunity to brag on my firm)

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that indicates how far into 2018 American women must work to earn as much as men did the previous year.  Am I going to go on and on about unfairness and inequity? I am not. Instead, I provide you with facts and the results…
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Gender Pay Inequity—Across the Pond

By: Amy Epstein Gluck England seems to be sharing America’s gender pay gap woes. Former BBC journalist Carrie Gracie, former China editor, recently explained to British legislators that she left in protest about her pay when she discovered that her male peers, including the male North America and Middle East editor, earned “at least 50…
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BigLaw:  Still A White “Bro’s Club”

Hey — who cares if BigLaw is white and male as long as you can charge $1,000 per hour (or more!).   Its all about the money, after all.  Isn’t it? Attorneys:  All the more reason to “go over the wall” and escape BigLaw … you have nothing to lose but your chains! Now back to the…
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The EEOC Pushes Equal Pay Agenda

Yesterday I discussed two new gender pay disparity cases filed by the EEOC – I must have missed this third one.   Recall that one of the six priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) is enforcement of the federal laws against pay discrimination between men and women. In this third case, the…
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Sex Discrimination And Equal Pay:  New EEOC Lawsuits

The EEOC has six national priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) – and one of them is the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination between men and women. Two new EEOC suits illustrate the federal laws to which the EEOC is referring. Title VII The EEOC just sued a food distributor with warehouses…
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What do at least 5 BigLaw firms and the U.S. Women’s Soccer team have in common?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Come on, just guess. … Big expense account?  No. Incredible benefits?  Unlikely. Fulfilled, happy employees?  Perhaps, but no. Gender pay disparity?  YES!  You got it!  And thanks for playing our home game. Gender Pay Disparity Alleged In BigLaw Yep, at least five BigLaw firms across the country allegedly pay their female lawyers…
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Employers: Hot Off The Presses, The New EEOC Retaliation Guidance!

Last February I wrote about the release of the annual EEOC report for fiscal year 2015 (which ended September 30, 2015), which noted that of 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination filed, retaliation made up almost half of these.  Quite a staggering statistic which employers should think about. At that time the EEOC had just issued a…
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RICHARD COHEN
Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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