Month: October 2018

Moving Towards Pay Equity Without Salary History

Over the past few years, there has been a movement to restrict employers from inquiring into the salary histories of prospective employees. The rationale for this prohibition is clear: certain jobs and workers have historically been underappreciated and underpaid; consequently, workers in these jobs are anchored to lower starting salaries. If employers can ask about such artificially low and discriminatory…

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Martinsville and Henry County Join the Fight Against the Opioid Industry

Posted October 4th, 2018. Lawsuit Alleges Defendants’ Illegal Practices Devastated SW Virginia Communities MARTINSVILLE, Va., October 4, 2018 – The City of Martinsville, Virginia and Henry County, Virginia, represented by Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., and The Cicala Law Firm PLLC today initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public…

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In Gender Discrimination Suit, Ogletree and Ex-Partner Clash Over Firm’s Arbitration Agreement

Did a national employment law firm botch the rollout of changes to its own arbitration program? That’s the claim of a former Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart attorney suing the firm for gender discrimination who is asking a federal judge to keep the case out of arbitration. Dawn Knepper, who worked as a non-equity shareholder in the firm’s Orange…

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