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January 2017 Archives

U.S. Dept. of Labor sues Oracle for wage, race discrimination

On January 18, 2017, it was announced that the United States Department of Labor filed a suit against Oracle America Inc, a unit of Oracle Corp. claiming that the company unlawfully and systematically paid white male employees higher rates over their non-white co-workers and favored Asian applicants when seeking new employment.

Former contributor wins settlement against Fox News star

One common element in many sexual harassment cases involves a significant difference in powers of position between the assaulter and the victim. The aggressor often believes that he or she has an advantage over a victim, and may use this power in an attempt to force the victim into unwanted and unwelcome sexual situations.

Sexual harassment can hurt anyone

Although federal, state and local laws are in place to assure that every employee in every working environment is entitled to a workplace free of sexual harassment in its many forms, the sad reality is that sexual harassment occurs fairly frequently, and oftentimes it is not reported or properly addressed, which can affect other employees or future employees down the road.

New York and 18 other states raise minimum wage in 2017

Hundreds of thousands of workers throughout the United States are getting raises in 2017 as 19 states, including New York, raise the minimum wage for workers. This comes as a great relief for many workers, many of whom rely on their income, which for years has been argued as not being a sufficient "livable wage."

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