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Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D. In fiscal year 2020, the EEOC set a record on its employment discrimination recoveries. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal employment protections, including workplace discrimination laws.  Despite the pandemic, 2020 represented a watershed year for the EEOC. In its annual performance report, the EEOC reported over $535.4 million recovered for victims of workplace discrimination.  The EEOC and Employment Laws The EEOC investigates violations of federal employment laws and recovers money…
by Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D A minimum wage increase, a new paid sick leave policy, and longer paid family leave that will help workers in 2021 The new year has brought some important changes for employees in New York. The state’s minimum wage increased, a new paid sick leave policy went into effect, and the state’s paid family leave policy now covers workers for longer. If you’re not on top of your legal rights, you might…
By Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D In 2017, the total cost of every robbery in the country was $438 million. The cost of wage theft was more than 100 times that number.  The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program recorded 319,356 robberies in 2017. Those robberies cost businesses and the public $438 million in total losses. But wage theft costs workers $50 billion every year. And most of the time, employers get away with stealing money from their…
By Charles E. Joseph Workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation take an emotional toll. Fortunately, victims of employment violations can sue for emotional distress damages. In this article, we’ll explain the process of suing for emotional distress and how to file an emotional distress lawsuit. Suing for Emotional Distress What is emotional distress? And can you sue for emotional distress? Emotional distress is the mental anguish employees experience as a result of workplace discrimination, harassment,…
Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Workers With The Law By Katelyn Deibler  Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” Since the 1990s, there has been a…
The American Destruction of Unions By Jonathan Harrington Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The history of America is the history of labor. From poor…
The Right To Learn Will Be The Next Frontier Of Workers’ Rights By Kevin Frazier Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The ongoing adoption of…
Corporate Incentives Don’t Help Workers Get Ahead   By Donald Peters Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” There are numerous challenges facing workers’ rights in the…
COVID-19 Warns Us That We Cannot Return to “Normal” By Katherine Zoeller COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights Series The COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights series will publish essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, look at the pandemic from the perspective of workers’ rights. We are currently operating in a moment in history that has impacted…
How Arbitration Agreements, Labor Unions, and the Employment At-Will-Doctrine Challenge the Future of Employment Law By Maxwell Ulin Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” As…