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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

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Ah, The “Mommy Track” At BigLaw – Fast Track To Lower Pay and Marginalization

As you know, we here at FisherBroyles have only wonderful things to say about BigLaw.  Being refugees of BigLaw ourselves, we all loved (among so many other things): … its cutthroat intra-firm competition (what better way to hone necessary legal skills!); … its long hours devoted solely, of course, to client interests and personal/professional development;…
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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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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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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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BigLaw: Is it Inherently Unequal?

As an escapee of BigLaw, I know what the model is – and it ain’t pretty when it comes to things like gender equality. My new article in Above The Law discusses BigLaw, and is entitled “Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?” It begins: “Hey — who cares if Biglaw is white and…
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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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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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New BigLaw Survey: “A Bleak Picture For Partner Pay Equity”

It’s time to go over the wall and escape from BigLaw, women partners!  You are getting bigly stiffed compared to your male partners. For those BigLaw folks who still think that male and female partners are compensated equally: Surprise! A survey just released by Major, Lindsey & Africa found that “women partners make on average…
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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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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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