Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Jones Day Law Firm Is Sued for Pregnancy and Gender Discrimination by 6 Women Advertisement Supported by ByTiffany Hsu April 3, 2019 Jones Day, one of the world’s largest, wealthiest law firms, was sued on Wednesday by six former female associates who accused it of engaging in gender and pregnancy discrimination by underpaying them, thwarting their advancement and pushing them out once they had children. In their lawsuit, the women say that although Jones Day hires male and female associates in roughly equal numbers, the best work goes to men and that men are paid better and promoted more often “even when their legal skills are notably deficient.” “In Jones Day’s fraternity culture,” the complaint says, “male brotherhood is affirmed and strengthened by … [Read more...] about Jones Day Law Firm Is Sued for Pregnancy and Gender Discrimination by 6 Women
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | One of Brexit’s Rare Winners: Big British Law Firms Advertisement Supported by ByDavid Segal March 31, 2019 In any divorce, lawyers are the only surefire winners, and as Britain muddles through one of the biggest, messiest and most complicated breakups in economic history, the country’s top law firms are booming. Brexit, as Britain’s separation from the European Union is known, is just one of many reasons that the highest-grossing firms are enjoying their best results in a decade. Virtually every practice area is thriving. Regulatory lawyers, those steeped in the staggering legal minutia produced by Brexit, have lately gone from drudges to rainmakers. These attorneys strategize with clients for life after Europe’s single market, consultations that often end in bewilderment … [Read more...] about One of Brexit’s Rare Winners: Big British Law Firms
BOSTON — Whether or not they choose to spend their idle time in their yards, workers with noncompete contracts in Massachusetts will soon be the first in the U.S. to enjoy a "garden leave" provision allowing them to get paid even after leaving a job. The rule taking effect Monday is part of a major revamp of state law covering non-competition agreements and protection of trade secrets. Both are highly sensitive topics in Massachusetts, where the economy is largely driven by brainpower and technological innovation. Millions of U.S. workers sign agreements that restrict them for a designated period of time after departing a job from working for competitors or launching potentially competing startups. The merits and fairness of noncompetes are fiercely debated, and a handful of states — including California — prohibit them. The new Massachusetts law restricts the contracts to no longer than a year and exempts certain categories of employees, including most hourly wage … [Read more...] about ‘Garden’ clause in new law requires pay during noncompete
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Think your commute is bad? These Central Valley residents have it worse than almost anyone in U.S.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKaren Zraick Sept. 6, 2018 Women and people of color in the legal profession continue to face barriers in hiring, promotions, assignments and compensation, according to a new study released Thursday by the American Bar Association. The survey, which proposes strategies for employers to eliminate the barriers, was conducted by the Center for WorkLifeLaw at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, for the bar association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Michele Coleman Mayes, former chairwoman of the commission, said she oversaw the report, called “You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Interrupting Bias in the Legal Profession,” because she was dismayed by statistics on men of color and women in … [Read more...] about Study Finds Persistent Racial and Gender Bias in Legal Profession