U.S. Lags International human rights standards in gender pay gap, maternity leave, and affordable child care.

The U.N sent an expert delegation to United States to gather data and impressions from numerous government agencies, including the Departments of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice. The initial findings conclude that women in the United States have “missing rights” compared to the rest of the world.

Supreme Court clarifies when employers must accommodate pregnant employees

Pregnant Employees must be granted reasonable accommodations when the employer has provided similar accommodations to other individuals with similar limitations. The United States Supreme Court ruling is a victory for Peggy Young, a former driver for UPS who claimed the package company violated her rights under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). She will now have

More than 5,000 Drivers Have Joined the CR England Class Action Lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: The class and collective action lawsuit filed against C.R. England earlier this year is becoming a major legal battle between the company’s current and former truck drivers and the company.  As of the writing of this article, more than 5,000 C.R. England drivers have filed Consent Forms to join the C.R. England Class Action Lawsuit (as of 11/9/2013).  The collective and class action lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah earlier this year, was certified as a collective action in September of 2013.

Disability Discrimination Plaintiff Will Not Have to Arbitrate Claims

A former Chili’s employee suffering from a rare medical disability who asserts that Chili’s discriminated against him and failed to accommodate his disability, in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) will not be required to arbitrate his claims despite having signed an arbitration agreement at the time of his hire.

Swartz Swidler, LLC pleased to announce newly designed website

Swartz Swidler, LLC, an employment-based law firm located in Cherry Hill, NJ and serving the south Jersey and Philadelphia area, is pleased to announce its newly renovated website is now live. The new website will make it easier to obtain information related to certain cases the Firm files, including Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) actions