An employee fired just days after coming back from medical leave, has won over $100,000 as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. By firing the employee, the employer violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that says that you cannot fire an employee on FMLA leave without a ...
May 21, 2014Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon recently appeared on MSNBC's show Ronan Farrow Daily, alongside Dr. Kimberly Theidon of Harvard University, to discuss Title IX, sexual assault on campuses, and Theidon's denial of tenure for supporting sexual assault victims. Click here to watch the video..
May 5, 2014Philip Gordon
Philip is representing Dr. Kimberly Theidon, a professor at Harvard University, in a Title IX case against the school. Theidon was seemingly denied tenure after supporting students who were victims of sexual assault at the university. This follows a wave of cases nationwide involving the mishandling of sexual assault cases ...
May 1, 2014Philip Gordon
The White House showed clear intent that they are committed to stem sexual assaults on campuses across the country by releasing a set of guidelines and proposals today. A White House task force admonished the role of colleges and universities administration in tackling sexual assault, with a response that shows ...
April 29, 2014Philip Gordon
1) Companies are shifting towards long term, multi-year goals, and executive compensation is following suit, often setting compensation based upon long term success metrics. 2) Executive Compensation is varied. It often consists of a combination of salary, bonuses, equity, benefits, and other perks, and it typically based on company performance, length ...
April 27, 2014Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon, together with Elizabeth Rodgers of Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP, is leading a Title IX lawsuit against Harvard University. They represent Dr. Kimberly Theidon, an accomplished anthropology professor at Harvard University who has seemingly been denied tenure for supporting students who were victims of sexual assault and critical ...
April 17, 2014Philip Gordon
Last Wednesday April 9th, saw the House Republicans vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act—a bill proposed to achieve equal pay. This was the third time the bill had been blocked. The bill specifically intends to shorten the number of reasons a company can cite for paying women less than men. As ...
April 16, 2014Philip Gordon
Starting today, the New York City Sick Leave Law states that employees working more than 80 hours per calendar year are entitled to receive sick leave for the care of themselves or family members. The law includes domestic workers, which are individuals who work inside their employer's home caring for children, or ...
April 1, 2014Philip Gordon
Lena J. Weiner from HealthLeaders Media interviewed Philip for an article discussing whether healthcare workers should be tested for nicotine (March 24, 2014) (View Article)
March 24, 2014Philip Gordon
A case spanning seven years that sought to end discrimination in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), will be settled for $98 million. A black firefighters’ group alleged that the FDNY’s hiring practices were biased against minorities. As a result of the settlement, over 1,500 FDNY applicants will share ...
March 19, 2014Philip Gordon
A new CareerBuilder survey asked 2,201 hiring managers and HR professionals to identify the best and worst resume terms. Here’s what they found: The Worst The following terms were selected as uninviting resume terms: Best of breed: 38 percent Go-getter: 27 percent Think outside of the box: 26 percent Synergy: 22 percent Go-to person: 22 percent Thought ...
March 14, 2014Philip Gordon
Hot on the heels of his proposal to raise minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10, President Obama is planning new overtime laws that will force businesses to pay overtime to more workers. The new regulations will make employees who are wrongly classified as “executive” or “professional” eligible for overtime. ...
March 12, 2014Philip Gordon
A recent survey found that 80% of employers will Google job seekers before inviting them to an interview. Your resume and references alone are no longer enough. Now a quick name search has become routine, and current employers are keeping tabs, too. Although not everyone will have a glowing newspaper article ...
March 5, 2014Philip Gordon
Know your value — Start by gathering data. What are other executives paid, in your own industry and your own company? How has your company performed, compared to your industry peers as well as you own benchmarks? How have you performed? Are their particular compensation trends impacting your position? If ...
February 20, 2014Philip Gordon
President Obama recently signed an Executive Order creating a new minimum wage for over two million Federal Contractors. The new minimum wage is $10.10 per hour and will take effect on January 1, 2015. In general, the Executive Order covers those who provide a “service” to the federal government, but ...
February 18, 2014Philip Gordon
Employees in New York City cannot be fired for taking a day off because of sickness. From April 1, 2014, employees working in New York City for a company that employs five or more people are entitled to paid sick leave. Employees who work for a company that employs fewer ...
February 16, 2014Philip Gordon
Five years since the Fair Pay Act, women still make just seventy-seven cents for every dollar a man earns for performing the same job according to the Department of Labor. In 2009, President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act promising equal pay for equal work. However, women are ...
February 10, 2014Philip Gordon
ISS (International Shareholder Services Inc.) has released its 2014 U.S. Policy updates, with a modification to the executive compensation section, changing the methodology of how they calculate the Relative Degree of Alignment (RDA). The RDA evaluates executive pay and performance relative to peers. Under the revised methodology, ISS will calculate ...
February 8, 2014Philip Gordon