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    Feb 2022

    How the Rooney Rule Can Advance Equal Opportunity By Cyrus Mehri, originally posted on Working IDEAL on February 14, 2022 As football fans gear up to watch the Rams and the Bengals clash in the Super Bowl this weekend, there’s another showdown happening off the field: the debate on how to best combat racial discrimination… Read more »

    Jul 2020

    As President Trump and his followers continue to dismantle the oversight mechanisms in our government, it has become more imperative for conscientious employees in all areas touched by federal taxpayer funding to report suspected wrongdoing. Trump’s latest victims in the effort to destroy executive branch oversight include: Michael Atkinson, Intelligence Community Inspector General; Steve Linick,… Read more »

    Apr 2020

    by Cleveland Lawrence III As of this writing, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 593,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide – resulting in 27,198 deaths. Of those totals, 101,657 of the confirmed cases and 1581 of the deaths have occurred in the United States, which has quickly overtaken China as the… Read more »

    Nov 2019

    From the courtroom to your local bookstore, Mehri & Skalet’s expertise is on display. Our attorneys are passionate about bringing their breadth of experience to various projects, and a recent book on diversity showcases just this. “Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion Dollar Business”, written by award-winning journalist Pamela Newkirk, is out this… Read more »

    Aug 2019

    Mehri & Skalet associate Ezra Bronstein is featured in the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, discussing recent legal developments that could dramatically increase the size of financial rewards to SEC whistleblowers, under the Dodd-Frank Act.  Ezra’s blog is reproduced below. As an incentive to blow the whistle, the Securities and Exchange Commission awards tipsters who… Read more »

    Mar 2019

    As many people now know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private insurers and employer plans to cover a broad array of preventive health care services without cost-sharing.  This means you and your family can get your immunizations, cancer screenings, and birth control for no additional costs.  What’s more, insurers must cover comprehensive lactation support…

Mar 2019

Equal pay for equal work? While these words served as equal parts political promise and rallying cry for supporters of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, nearly six decades later, full-time women in the workplace continue to take home 20% less pay than men.[1] The 1963 Equal Pay Act made discriminatory gender-based compensation unlawful with… Read more »

Jan 2019

As citizens, we feel that, at times, it is our duty to report wrongdoing when we witness it. This can extend beyond calling the police on someone breaking a law and can also include reporting businesses and organizations. Today, there are a number of laws that provide rewards or bounties for information that leads to… Read more »

Jan 2019

Despite progress towards gender equality, discrimination continues. Fortunately, federal and state laws prohibit certain types of gender discrimination in the workplace and hold those who violate these laws accountable. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your gender, Washington, DC discrimination lawyers from Mehri & Skalet, who represent workers throughout the country,… Read more »

Jan 2019

Across the country, brave women and men are stepping up to lend their voices to the “MeToo” movement. Founded by Black civil rights activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the “MeToo” movement began to spread virally in October 2017. Let’s consider how the “MeToo” movement has changed things forever. Survivors and Victims Are No Longer Nameless,… Read more »

Jan 2019

Whistleblowers expose fraud, corruption and other misconduct to the public and appropriate government authorities. Most whistleblowers report wrongdoing they witness at their workplace. They don’t want to be a part of the wrongdoing, so they inform management or regulators, but blowing the whistle can prove dangerous sometimes. As a result, many whistleblowers fear retaliation –… Read more »

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