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Upcoming Event on Workforce Challenges Pre- & Post-Pandemic Featuring RPJ Partner Helen D. (Heidi) Reavis

RPJ Partner Helen D. (Heidi) Reavis will be speaking at the European American Chamber of Commerce event Workforce Challenges Pre- and Post-Pandemic, which will provide guidance on how to tackle the challenges companies and employees face in the new work environment. The in-person discussion provides insight on workplace safety policies,...

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A Tale of Two Trends: ‘Women on Boards’ Laws in the US and Internationally – Legislation Successful Even When Overturned, by Helen D. (Heidi) Reavis with Anna Beckelman and Claire Griffin

The Debate There have been two prevailing sets of arguments in the debate over implementing corporate board quotas (“CBQs”) in the US and internationally, aiming to counter gender inequality in the business penthouse. Rocket to the Top One set of reasoning argues that social norms and sexist ideologies are not...

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Amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law Over the Past Five Years Expanding Protections to Workers

During the past five years, the New York City Council has enacted a remarkably large number of amendments to the New York City Human Rights Laws that significantly expand employees’ protections against discrimination and harassment. The following is a listing of those amendments with a short description of the new...

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Congress Passes Legislation Banning Forced Arbitration of Claims of Sexual Assault and Harassment

The Senate today, acting on a bipartisan basis, passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which prohibits employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of sexual assault or harassment.  The bill was approved earlier this week by a large bipartisan majority in the House of...

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RPJ Partner Nicole Page Quoted in Article on Ageism and Sexism in the Workplace

Yesterday, Nicole Page was quoted in an article by Deborah Copaken in her newsletter Ladyparts entitled, "Ageism Part II: Getting Fired." The essay explores the experiences of middle-aged women in corporate America facing termination as their employers seek more inexperienced employees that they can pay less, while male employees continue to...

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