Same Work, Same Wage: Protecting Yourself Against Unequal Pay

Both federal and state laws protect against wage discrimination based on sex. The passing of Alabama’s Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) also forbids wage discrimination based on sex and race. Are there exceptions to state and federal requirements of equal pay? Under both the EPA and CFEPA, there is no violation if the employee’s unequal… Read More

Reputation v. Character – Why that question matters in employment law.

John Wooden, one of the greatest coaches of all time, was famously quoted saying that “your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”  Often times companies and individuals running those companies are obsessed with their “reputation.”  They spend substantial amounts of money and time cultivating an… Read More

Trucking Company to Pay $11 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Cases

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. will pay $11 million to settle charges of race discrimination at its former facility in Illinois. The EEOC accused a company subsidiary of subjecting black employees to a racially hostile work environment, including displays of hangman’s nooses and racist graffiti.… Read More