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Arbitration. Class Action Waivers. Supreme Court holds that class and collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under federal labor law and the Federal Arbitration Act.
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

In these three consolidated cases, Plaintiff-Employees brought class action suits against their employers for unpaid wage claims under the Fair Labor


Spotlight on the Gender Pay Gap in Australia
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 30 2018

The principle of “equal pay for equal work” was introduced in Australia in 1969 and legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex first


California Expands National Origin Protections In The Workplace
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 19 2018

In late May, California announced new amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) strengthening the protections afforded to applicants


Employment Equity - No Room for the Transgender
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 13 2018

South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (EEA) contains a number of anti-discrimination provisions, as well as mechanisms for employers to collect


Spotlight on the Gender Pay Gap in Germany
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany
  • June 5 2018

In this article, we look at the new legal framework in Germany, which aims to promote pay equality by encouraging pay audits, requiring pay equity


Equal pay audits: an important diagnostic tool to help close the gender pay gap
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Global
  • May 31 2018

For most organizations, the single biggest cause of the gender pay gap is the lack of women in senior roles, which is primarily driven by challenges


Discrimination claims: new Vento bands for injury to feelings awards
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2018

For discrimination claims brought from 6 April 2018, injury to feelings awards will be based on the following bands (known as the Vento bands): A


Family rights: Paying more for maternity leave than shared parental leave was not direct sex discrimination
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2018

The EAT has ruled that it is not direct sex discrimination for an employer to pay full basic pay for the first 14 weeks of maternity leave but only


Hong Kong Employment Law Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • May 4 2018

An employer, Promo International Limited (Promo), was successful in claiming damages from two former employees after they fraudulently


Top 10 Takeaways For Managing A Diverse Workplace
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

The EEOC has not been sidetracked by “Me Too” claims, although they have seen a slight uptick in gender discrimination filings. The Chicago office is