Archives for May 2017

Personnel Board Upholds Termination of 2 Supervisors for EEO Policy Violation

Attorney Carmen Alexander recently served as a key witness in personnel board hearings held for two terminated employees seeking to have their terminations overturned.  The two employees were first-line supervisors.  Both were terminated after Alexander found that they violated their employer’s EEO Policy by using the “N” word and, in a separate unconnected EEO investigation, […]

Overtime Pay or Comp Time—Employer’s Choice?

On May 2, 2017, the House voted to pass a bill (HR 1180) that would allow employees to exchange overtime pay for “comp time” similar to what the government has been doing for decades.  This bill would extend this option to private-sector employees, making it legal for them to choose between an hour and a […]

9th Circuit Rules Employers Can Pay Women Less Based on Past Salaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that said pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory […]