A proposed class action accusing financial services company Social Finance Inc. of discriminating against immigrants will continue after a California federal judge junked the company's bid to push the allegations into arbitration.
At least three wealth managers — and 388 other publicly traded companies — have pledged to end an employment practice that critics say is harmful to victims of sexual harassment.
The number has soared from just five firms in September 2019, when Rachel Robasciotti of impact investing manager Adasina Social Capital and two collaborators began asking more than 3,500 public companies whether they require arbitration of employees’ sexual harassment claims. Robasciotti and other advocates argue that arbitration enables companies to conceal the claims from investors and the public while protecting serial harassers.
Businesses and early-career workers are gearing up for this summer's internship season, spurring employment attorneys to caution that keeping internship programs compliant withthe law is no day at the beach.
This summer, new issues tied to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be layered on top of longtime legal pitfalls associated with internship programs, like wage and hour intricacies and harassment risks, attorneys said.
Here, Law360 shares some tips for maintaining smooth legal sailing when it comes to internships.
Employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced today the promotion of Cassandra W. Lenning, Christopher M. McNerney, Amy F. Shulman, Daniel S. Stromberg, and Chauniqua D. Young to partnership effective January 1, 2021.
Today, Deutsche Bank announced major changes to its family planning benefits for employees, namely increasing its surrogacy benefit from $10,000 to a life-time maximum of $50,000 per employee. The increased surrogacy benefit is critical for some LGBTQI employees who currently may not be able to take advantage of other family planning benefits covered by Deutsche Bank’s health insurance plan, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
A workers' rights nonprofit can receive the leftovers of a $5.25 million settlement that resolved a wage and hour lawsuit from waitstaff at Mario Batali's New York City restaurants, a federal magistrate judge has ruled, rejecting the celebrity chef's argument that the organization was ineligible because it previously worked with class counsel.