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How Nondisclosure Agreements Protect Bosses Like Weinstein

A first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner. Her male boss, she said, had told her to take off her clothing. After months during which she continued to work for …

Russian Female Flight Attendant Sues Aeroflot for Discrimination

“Old, fat and ugly” is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants for Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. …

Lawsuit Claims Bank Is Responsible for Employee Sending Naked Photo on LinkedIn

Tinder is for dating. Facebook is for friends. LinkedIn is for … well, it depends whom you ask. The professional networking platform is meant for connecting with colleagues, clients and prospective bosses, but behavior on the site can be far …

States Move to Ban Asking Job Applicants About Past Salary

An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country. Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants …

Sterling Jewelers Settles EEOC Gender Bias Claims But Class Action Still Possible

Sterling Jewelers Inc. has settled claims by a U.S. agency that it discriminated against female employees in pay and promotions, but the deal will not affect a similar case brought on behalf of nearly 70,000 women who worked for the …

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Boys’ Club’ at Citigroup Unfair to Women

A former Citigroup Inc. financial adviser on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of running a “boys’ club” that favored men over women, treating her as a “glorified secretary,” and firing her in retaliation for whistleblowing activity. Erin Daly …

New York AG Claims Domino’s Pizza Liable for Wage Theft by Franchisees

The New York attorney general’s office on Tuesday sued Domino’s Pizza Inc, claiming it is liable for wage theft by franchisees because the company used a computer system that it knew under-calculated workers’ pay. The lawsuit is the first by …

Manager’s Suit Alleges All-Male ‘Club’ Atmosphere, Gender Bias, Retaliation at Bank of America

A managing director suing Bank of America Corp. for gender discrimination by what she called an in-house “bro’s club” outlined a host of practices — including front-running, lying to customers and manipulating bond prices — in a complaint filed in …

How Employer Joint Liability Is Changing

Businesses known for their uniforms are worried about lawyers in business suits in the wake of a change in the nation’s labor laws affecting their liability for employment practices. The change could unravel the franchise business and wreak havoc for …