Posts by: Angela Snyder, Esq.

Uber Looks To Settle Misclassification Cases.

January 10, 2019 |

Uber appears to be on track to go public in this first quarter of 2019, and apparently decided hundreds of individual arbitration cases alleging employee misclassification was a bad look. So, Uber has offered a tentative settlement to Uber to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company.  Conveniently, the settlement does not […]

New Year, New DOL Opinion Letters

January 3, 2019 |

Well, it is a new year, and although the government remains shut-down, the DOL managed to publish a couple of new opinion letters that are worth noting. As a reminder, opinion letters are the DOL’s way of letting employers know how they interpret the FLSA, the federal wage and hour laws.  However, these opinion letters […]

2018 Goes Out Like a Lion

December 20, 2018 |

Is it me, or has the last quarter of 2018 been a head spinner? Blink, and the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Or is it?  What does that even mean? ACA If you haven’t heard, an appellate judge in Texas decided the ACA, without the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The two-second takeaway for all of […]

Here Is What An Equal Pay Problem Looks Like

December 13, 2018 |

As a follow up to Wednesday’s blog, I thought I would bring things back home to Boston to take a look at the high profile equal pay lawsuit playing out between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its principal flutist. In July, the BSO’s long-time principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the […]

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 […]

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