Looking Back: Was 2017 a Year of Eroding Workers’ Rights?

In recent years, there have been many victories for labor rights – some on a state level and others federal. But as we prepare to ring in 2018, many people are looking back and asking – “was 2017 a year of eroding workers’ rights?” Labor activists continue to rally for workers’ rights, but as the… Read More

Texas Bathroom Bill Could Cost the State Amazon Headquarters and 50,000 Jobs

Many cities and states have been vying for the opportunity to secure Amazon’s second headquarters which promises 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in facilities investments. If secured, Amazon would be the largest corporate expansion in Texas history, and could potentially end some of the economic challenges caused by natural disasters this year. Unfortunately, the controversial… Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit made a landmark en banc decision earlier this month when it declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. With this ruling, and rulings in the Second and Eleventh Circuit courts, it has been suggested that… Read More

Sterling Jewelers, Inc. Target of 69,000-person Class Action

We have all heard the slogan “Every kiss begins with Kay”. In light of the substantial class action lawsuit filed against the parent company of Kay Jewelers and Jared Jewelry citing unwanted sexual advances and wage and promotion discrimination, that slogan seems a bit ironic. Class Action Lawsuit Details The lawsuit was originally filed in… Read More