Employment Blog

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That Hormel Foods Owes Its Employees Back Pay

In United Food & Commercial Workers Union v. Hormel Foods Corp., the Wisconsin Supreme Court held, on March 1, 2016, that Hormel Foods Corporation (“Hormel”) owes hundreds of its workers back pay for time spent putting on and taking off required clothing and equipment—otherwise known as “Donning and Doffing”—at the beginning and end of the […]

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2015 Retaliation Charges – EEOC Publishes Statistics

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently published its 2015 charge statistics. See this link from the EEOC’s website for more details. As you can see from these charge statistics, all types of charges continue to be threats to employers. But, the threat of a current or former employee suing its employer for retaliation is […]

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Obama Takes Further Actions to Address the Gender Pay Gap

On the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) jointly published a new proposed regulation that would require companies with 100 employees or more to report to the federal government how much they pay their employees based upon the categories of race, gender, and ethnicity […]

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