Great insight into how far companies will go for independent contractor justification: (View Article)
April 10, 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
When negotiating employment agreements, we consider "termination without cause" one of the most critical provisions. See why Marissa Mayer agrees: View Article If you're negotiating an employment contract, think carefully about your exit!
January 24, 2017Philip Gordon
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). A record number of American employees are now choosing to retire much later, and age discrimination is becoming a more complex set of questions. Great article in Bloomberg News: View Article If you think you've been ...
January 16, 2017Philip Gordon
Recognized among the top employment lawyers in the nation, Elizabeth Rodgers has built her reputation zealously litigating complex employment disputes on behalf of individuals for over 35 years. We're thrilled to add such a great lawyer to our team. If you want to connect wtih her, give us a ...
November 1, 2016Philip Gordon
Women remain a critical part of the workforce. With rising college enrollment, more women are entering classically male-dominated careers. Yet, a gender pay gap persists. NPR published an article on this issue today, and it deserves attention. I’ve included a link to that article here (NPR Article). Let me ...
September 5, 2016Philip Gordon
Often touted as the great disruptor, big data has proven a valuable tool. But in the world of health and disability discrimination, big data may be driving some of the most serious and disturbing employment discrimination epidemics at every level. At its core, discrimination is the use of a known current ...
February 21, 2016Philip Gordon
Employed by more than one employer? Wondering whether they share liability for each other’s failures? The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a new interpretation regarding the practice, expanding the range of employers who are potentially liable for legal violations involving “jointly employed” workers. (view DOL interpretation) What is ...
January 22, 2016Philip Gordon
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider a long standing dispute in employment law regarding who is entitled to overtime pay, and service advisors are at the center of this latest question. The statute in question allows the exemption for any “salesman, partsman, or mechanic” who engages in ...
January 15, 2016Philip Gordon
Many New York employees will be seeing more money in their paychecks, thanks to new state legislation. The minimum wage was increased from $8.75 per hour to $9.00 per hour, as of December 31, 2015. This change now brings the New York minimum pay rate to an amount that is ...
December 30, 2015Philip Gordon
October was quite a month on the employment front in New York, as Governor Cuomo signed a number of bills signed expanding discrimination protections within the workplace. Five of the most notable bills include: Sexual harassment now prohibited across the board – Under previous legislation, employers with less than four employees ...
October 23, 2015Philip Gordon
A significant gender discrimination lawsuit recently reached a proposed settlement of $3 million for 101 women working for Publicis group. The lawsuit grew out of concern by women about the public relations giant’s practices concerning equal pay, promotion and opportunities, as well as specific allegations of open gender inequity. Specific claims ...
October 15, 2015Philip Gordon
Federal contractors are now required to provide their employees with up to 56 hours of earned sick leave per calendar year. Specific terms of the Executive order include: Use of leave allowed to care for the employee or a family member Unused leave can carry over to the following year Every 30 hours ...
September 9, 2015Philip Gordon
It was the biggest controversy of the 2014-15 football season: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were accused of purposely deflating footballs to gain an illegal throwing advantage. In the initial aftermath of “Deflategate”, the NFL made the decision to discipline Brady with a four-game suspension. The star quarterback ...
September 5, 2015Philip Gordon
Female faculty members at the University of Denver law school could be receiving a major payout if accusations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prove accurate. In August, the agency sent the university notification that evidence of a gender pay gap was found during a recent investigation. According to ...
August 31, 2015Philip Gordon