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November 6, 2011
Race Discrimination Suit Filed Against Quinn Emanuel Law Firm

On October 28th, former staff-attorney, Kisshia Simmons-Grant, filed a lawsuit against Quinn Emanuel in New York City alleging race discrimination.  Ms. Simmons-Grant worked for the law firm from November, 2006 to August, 2010, as part of a group of 20-25 staff attorneys.  The group was paid on an hourly basis, and Ms. Simmons-Grant claims that they were […]

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October 25, 2011
New York Wage Theft Protection Act

The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”), in effect April 12, 2011, amends the New York Labor Law to provide greater protections for employees in New York. The Act also imposes tougher penalties for employers who fail to pay their employees overtime or minimum wage. Increased Employee Notice Requirements The current Labor Law in […]

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October 24, 2011
Gender Discrimination lawsuit Filed in New York City Against Proskauer Rose Law Firm

Rosenthal v. Proskauer Rose, 111343-11: Former CFO of Proskauer Rose, Elly Rosenthal, sued the law firm for $10 million for alleged gender discrimination in New York. Ms. Rosenthal claims that after 16 years of excellent performance, the law firm demoted her, denying her pay increases, then wrongfully terminated her employment after she took medical leave for breast cancer treatment. Plaintiff claims […]

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October 15, 2011
So many uphill battles yes, but ... Boy, have women come a long way!

Over the course of a decade, changes in social opinion and the economy led to significant advances in women’s roles in society and in history. Major social changes between 1964 and 1974 allowed women to strive to be more than housewives and homemakers. “This entire sex for the entire history of the world was regarded […]

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October 15, 2011
I Really need a Job… But do I have to give up my Facebook username and Password to land it?

With the unemployment rate above 9%, millions of Americans are desperately in search of a job. Yet, is it fair for employers to ask applicants for their username and password to social media sites like Facebook? Today, more than 50% of employers rely on social media when recruiting applicants. At first glance, why shouldn’t an […]

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