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DEMANDING DIVERSITY: MONEY TALKS

By Hailey Hoyt          In the modern law firm, professional inclusivity should be a standard practice. Unfortunately, at this point in time, even with heightened awareness and expectations of diversity, firm demographics remain largely unchanged from a decade ago. Despite the longstanding, stagnant nature of firm demographics, sheer practicality now demands that firms diversify or be… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume II

Mandatory Arbitration in United States Employment Law

By Samantha Delbick Introduction: Why Workers Getting Their Day in Court Matters   In the workforce, U.S. laws guarantee the right to a safe workplace, the right to overtime pay, the right to equal treatment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and so much more.[1] However, in the past three decades, the Supreme Court has allowed… Keep Reading

Posted on in Employment/Government/Public Policy/Volume I

Humanity Aside: Why Employers Should Care About Overseas Filipino Workers’ Welfare

By Krisha Mae Cabrera    “BODY OF OFW FOUND IN FREEZER” — news of the brutal death of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) rattled the Filipino community early in 2018.  Joanna Demafelis was a domestic worker in Kuwait whose body was found in a freezer with signs of torture and strangulation. Though the details surrounding… Keep Reading

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#MeToo: Better for Business?

By Samantha Delbick The topic of sexual harassment has been at the forefront of public discourse since the #MeToo movement burst into the public consciousness during the fall of 2017. With people emboldened and continuing to share their stories, the anti-sexual harassment movement shows no signs of slowing down or fading anytime soon. Just as the… Keep Reading

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The Sharing Economy: The Imperfect Business Model

By Ashley Zavala  The Sharing Economy: The Future of Business?  With the integration of social media use in today’s society and the proliferation of millennial culture, millennials have embraced and created a new economic sector known as the “sharing economy.” The sharing economy is an economic sector birthed by millennial culture and is known primarily… Keep Reading

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Why Paid Paternity Leave is Good for Business

By Rachel Abanonu Introduction Expanding employee benefits is one way firms can invest in retaining human capital and boost productivity.[1] Firms are rapidly losing market share[2] to legal market competitors[3]  due to a lack of investment in their human capital.[4] Attrition rates remain high,[5] costing employers hundreds of thousands of dollars per associate, which can… Keep Reading

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The Ban that Opened Pandora’s Box: The Impact of “Ban the Box” Ordinances on Employers Nationwide

By Gabriel Mendoza Introduction “Check here if you have a felony conviction.”[1] “Check if you’ve ever been arrested.”[2] “[Check] if you have a criminal record.”[3] Effective January 1, 2018, California joined nine other states—as well as the District of Columbia and thirty U.S. cities and counties—in mandating that both public and private employers remove questions… Keep Reading

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