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September 2018 Archives

Spotify accused of pervasive gender discrimination

Last week, the music streaming service Spotify came under attack, with allegations of systematic gender discrimination within the company’s U.S. sales team. The plaintiff, Hong Perez, was a sales executive at Spotify. She has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court of New York, alleging gender discriminatory behavior by numerous high-ranking executives within the organization.

SCOTUS rules in favor of employers on overtime exemption

The U.S. Supreme Court recently made a key ruling that may have a ripple effect in future overtime disputes. The case involved a car dealership in California and five of its employees, who work as service advisors. The lawsuit arose when the dealership refused to pay these employees overtime pay.

Can I get paid time off of work to vote?

The mid-term elections are just around the corner. Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you’re an employee who works long shifts, this timeframe may leave you with insufficient time to vote. What are your legal rights surrounding your ability to cast your ballot?

Dealing with sexual harassment at the Main Street level

Sexual harassment is illegal. It is against federal and state law. It is sad to think that anyone needs to be reminded of this, but it does since illegal behavior continues. Hollywood actresses make up the cadre of victims that may have brought the spotlight to bear on this issue, and it is now reportedly gaining attention from Wall Street deal makers, but the fact is that every day, on Main Streets across Texas and elsewhere, women, and men, can be targets.

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