“We Don’t Have a Pay Equity Issue”

December 11, 2018 |

Two things I can tell you about myself, generally: I am an optimist. I believe that, in general, people want to do and try to do the right thing. When it comes to questions of equal pay, I’m here to adamantly tell you that: Optimism will get you in trouble. Doing the right thing isn’t […]

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Era of #MeToo

December 5, 2018 |

Over the last several months, the New York Times has published a series of stories highlighting the ongoing issue of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.  In June, the newspaper focused on what it described as rampant pregnancy discrimination inside the county’s largest companies. In October, it highlighted the physical toll of pregnancy discrimination, telling the […]

As a Manager, Must You Mentor?

December 4, 2018 |

I recently came across the “Workologist” column in the New York Times.  It’s described as a column containing “friendly advice on any workplace conundrum, large or small” written by “a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser.”  Let’s state the obvious: Life would be better if we described all workplace problems/issues/firestorms as “conundrums.”  […]

GINA, Not Just a Pretty Name

November 29, 2018 |

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) doesn’t get nearly the airtime that other nondiscrimination laws do, but just when you thought you might not have to worry about it, the EEOC starts promoting the commission’s newest discrimination settlement. GINA is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. In the employment […]

Above and Beyond Benefits

November 27, 2018 |

Last week, the two Foleys of Foley and Foley, PC notified all employees that, as a way of saying “thank you” for a year’s worth of hard work, the firm would close for a week around the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, so that we could all relax and enjoy the time with our families.  As an […]

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