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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

Will World Dominance Dictate Equal Pay?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As I arrived at a jam-packed, standing room only sports bar on a Sunday morning, I wondered what a U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) victory would mean to the lawsuit filed by the team, which is scheduled to go to mediation after the USWNT’s 4th World Cup. What will it mean for…
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When Equal Pay Audit Results Lead to Retaliation Claims

By Amy Epstein Gluck Equal pay is getting a lot of press these days. Indeed, it seems to be a “Hot HR Topic.” (Yes, that IS a thing! OK, just for employment law nerds.) There’s a federal law requiring employers to provide equal pay for equal work, and, employers should know that most states have…
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Double Standards and Sex Stereotypes? Just ask Serena Williams.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Settle in people, and grab some coffee because I have a lot to say today about Saturday’s Grand Slam between the legendary Serena Williams and upcoming powerhouse Naomi Osaka. Before you ask, “But, Amy, what does this have to do with employment and the workplace?” The tennis court is Serena Williams’…
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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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Kudos To G.E. As It Strives to “Balance the Equation” With Women

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Though I felt I was scaling mountains in Honors Bio during my sophomore year in high school and during six months of balancing equations, General Electric’s plan to “balance the equation” makes perfect sense to me…and likely to others. This year, General Electric, the science, technology, and engineering industry giant, revealed…
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Workplace Gender Disparity: Perceptions Are Not Always Reality

“To be a woman in the United States is to feel unequal, despite great strides in gender equality, according to a wide-ranging poll about gender in postelection America released Tuesday. It’s catcalls on the street, disrespect at work, and unbalanced responsibilities at home.” (New York Times, 1/17/17). In spite of this, studies show a stark…
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Serena Williams Aces The Equal Pay Issue

By Amy Epstein Gluck “To all incredible women who strive for excellence” begins Serena Williams in an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports for Porter Magazine’s ‘Incredible Women of 2016’ issue, which  The Guardian reprinted this week. Serena Williams is one of the most amazing athletes in the…
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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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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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