Blog Posts in April, 2016

The Pay Gap Includes More than Just Gender Disparity

Everyone as certainly heard the arguments regarding equal pay for women. Some speculate that women are paid less simply because they choose lower-paying positions, or that women work more part time ...
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Do Alabama Employees Have a Right to their Personnel Files?

A common question employees ask is whether they have a right to a copy of their personnel files. Perhaps, the question is based on the right individuals have to their medical records. But the laws ...
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Patient Rights or Unlawful Discrimination?

Patient Rights or Unlawful Discrimination? It may be hard to image, but racial and religious discrimination is not only allowed, but openly practiced in many hospitals across the country. Believe it ...
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Pay Disparity in Sports is Gaining Recognition

You have probably heard about the discrimination lawsuit filed by several members of the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team. These female soccer players allege that they are paid less than their ...
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5 Myths Regarding Employee Rights

Even without an employment contract, employees are guaranteed certain legal rights and protections. Some are implied and some are established by the courts. Then there are also legal rights explicitly ...
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How the Equal Pay Act Has Changed

How the Equal Pay Act Has Changed The EPA requires employers to pay men and women equally for performing the same work—hence, the phrase "equal pay for equal work." It applies equally ...
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4 Exceptions to Equal Pay

The basic purpose of the Equal Pay Act is ensuring that male and female employees receive equal pay for equal work. And yet, there are still some differences in pay between male and female employees ...
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When is an Email Really an Expression of Workplace Retaliation?

Defining what constitutes retaliation in the workplace is a challenging task, and actually recognizing it when it occurs can be even more daunting. In many cases, what may "feel like" ...
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Equal Pay Claims Involving "Red Lined" Positions

We are all familiar with the adage: "equal pay for equal work." But, as with most things, there are exceptions. One particular case addressed the issue of so-called "red lined" ...
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