After a long battle, pregnant worker protection finally passes. Discrimination law has always protected pregnant workers, but that duty to accommodate pregnancy was narrow, leaving workers without ability to get breaks, to temporarily avoid hazardous positions or to get help with manual labor. Employers may still deny accommodations ...
August 5, 2017Philip Gordon
Across the country, employers are requiring employees to sign agreements waiving any right to be part of a class action. These class action waivers have been the subject of substantial litigation as the stakes are high on all sides, and Courts across the country have given varied opinions. ...
July 24, 2017Philip Gordon
Medical marijuana has been legal for use by “qualified patients” in Massachusetts since 2012, and has been equivalent to using any other prescription medication since. For the first time, the Massachusetts courts have ruled that “qualified patients” under the Medical Marijuana Act (which does not provide specific disability discrimination ...
July 17, 2017Philip Gordon
A Federal Court in North Carolina has conditionally certified a nationwide class action lawsuit under the Fair labor Standards Act for the 18,000 drivers who opted out of Uber’s arbitration clause. The case challenges Uber’s classification of its drivers as independent contractors. If you’re working in a job where you’re ...
July 12, 2017Philip Gordon
Dodd-Frank protects individuals who provide “information relation to violation of the securities laws to the [SEC].” The SECC rules issued in 2011 interpret those protections to cover individuals who make disclosures internally, as well as directly to the SEC. The Second and Ninth Circuits agree with the SEC, ...
July 7, 2017Philip Gordon
We are proud to announce that the Superior Court rejected the City of Brockton plea to reduce the jury's $4M verdict in its battle against our client, Russell Lopes. (View Article)
June 26, 2017Philip Gordon
The Department of Justice just switched sides, and now supports class action waivers. For the past few years, the DOJ has defended the national Labor Relations Board’s position that class action waivers violated the NLRA and were unenforceable. No more. In a brief filed with the Supreme ...
June 19, 2017Philip Gordon
This morning, the Department of Labor withdrew its guidance on independent contractors and joint employment, a move business groups expect will result in fewer individuals covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The guidance was issued under the Obama administration and set forth an economic realities test intended to resolve significant ...
June 7, 2017Philip Gordon
The Massachusetts House passed a bill today intended to protect pregnant workers. Now, we wait for the Senate. Pregnant workers face daunting challenges from their employers. Today, the Massachusetts House to a strong step to protect those individuals from discrimination and other problems. (View Article) If you're pregnant or planning a ...
May 10, 2017Philip Gordon
Something to consider as we gear up for college sports. (View Article)
May 2, 2017Philip Gordon
"Fox News may force arbitration for anchor in discrimination suit" View Article
April 29, 2017Philip Gordon
Are you suffering from bias of any kind at work?? If so, give us a call. (View Article)
April 12, 2017Philip Gordon
Great insight into how far companies will go for independent contractor justification: (View Article)
April 10, 2017Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon testifies before the Joint Labor & Workforce Development Committee of the House and Senate on the use of credit reports in the hiring process. The proposed bills would regulate the use of credit reports during the employee application process. The hearing took place on April 4, 2017. If you ...
April 4, 2017Philip Gordon
For the grammar nerds in all of us. Congrats to our colleagues, David Webbert and Jeff Young! Great work. View Article
March 15, 2017Philip Gordon
Gretchen Carlson posted this yesterday, detailing her thoughts, efforts and concerns about workplace arbitration clauses. If you want a first hand account of the impact of these clauses, this is worth a read. Of course, if you're experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination or any other problems at work, give us ...
March 11, 2017Philip Gordon
Great article in Entrepreneur Magazine. As much time and consideration you gave when accepting your position should be spent when leaving it. Before you make a quick decision, call Gordon Law Group for your exit strategy. View Article
March 1, 2017Philip Gordon
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released data from the 2016 fiscal year. Charges of workplace discrimination have increased for every protected class. The top five employment charges for 2016 were: 1. Retaliation 2. Race 3. Disability 4. Gender 5. Age View Article If you have been a victim of workplace ...
February 18, 2017Philip Gordon