Legislators Fight Back on Forced Arbitration On February 28, 2019, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced “The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act” (“FAIR Act”).  The FAIR Act would prohibit the nearly ubiquitous use of arbitration agreements that seek to force arbitration of as yet unforeseen disputes between business interests […]Continue reading

No Jury for You Most employees expect their employers to treat them fairly. They work hard; they get great reviews on their performance. Everything is going great. Then something happens. A supervisor begins to discriminate against them. When they experience such discrimination, employees believe they have the right to sue their employer for violating their […]Continue reading

The Spreadsheet A short time ago, an anonymous spreadsheet began circulating among television professionals. The author was seeking to collect an aggregate salary profile for actors and writers within the industry. This crowd-sourced effort surveyed individual experiences, thus providing a snapshot of current salary information in the industry. They hoped that members of the profession […]Continue reading

California’s Equal Pay & Fair Pay Acts: If you’ve read our previous posts on the topic, you will know that the State of California enacted legislation taking aim at pay disparity between genders in the workforce. Here’s a quick summary from the California Department of Industrial Relations: For decades now, the California Equal Pay Act […]Continue reading