- In connection with an investigation by the EEOC, Minneapolis Public Schools agreed to remove from its severance agreements language stating that departing employees will not pursue a discrimination charge.
- Harvard Business Review explained why “big data” is not always the right data.
- An employer survey revealed that 88% of HR professionals use social media for employer branding.
- Startling data gathered by LinkedIn shows that startup founders and investors think the lack of diversity in tech startups will fix itself.
- McDonald’s agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a joint employer suit.
- The New York Times made the case for offering paid sick leave.
- The number of wage and hour lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act rose more than 400 percent between 1995 and 2015.
- A Florida plastics recycler agreed to pay $424K in back wages after a U.S. Labor Department investigation found the company violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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- Fast Company explained how office layouts may facilitate gender bias that disadvantages women.