It may often seem easy to spot the signs of employment discrimination or harassment. Unfortunately, workers in any protected class have a great deal of experience recognizing discriminatory or harassing comments that can create a hostile work environment. However, the signs workplace discrimination based upon gender, racial, religious, age and unlawful conduct may be subtle and hard to detect. Supervisors and management may seem to interact well with workers, while allowing discriminatory policies to continue to infect the employment process.
As California is poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15, the governor of Florida is launching an advertising campaign to attract businesses to move from California. The argument will be that they should move to Florida, where the minimum wage is $8.05.
Overtime protections aren't for everyone. That point was made clear in 2014 when President Obama first signed a memorandum requiring the Department of Labor to update the regulations that determine who does and who does not receive these protections.
For a lot of people, bringing a child into the world is considered a joyous event, even among working women who know that in today's society, it's possible to maintain their career while also growing their family. But in some workplaces, this joy has given way to fear.