People ask me, is racial harassment real? I mean, we're long past Jim Crow. This isn't the fifties and sundown towns. It's 2019. Do people call you with overt, out-and-out racial harassment and discrimination?
In September, hundreds of black and white Christians came together in Louisville to work on racial justice. Yes, Christian people, church people, across the racial divide. America often thinks that Christians are troublesome, hateful and partisan. True, but only sometimes. There is another side. On this occasion, brought together by love in a very large black church, the walls came down and the mountains moved. We call it The Angela Project.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 with the goal of, “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency” for people with disabilities. An Amendment to the Act was passed in 2008 to reaffirm the core mission of the ADA.
According to the annually completed Seyfarth Workplace Class Action Blog, 2017 had the highest monetary amount of class action workplace settlements in history.
In a July 2018 decision, the California Supreme Court rejected the idea that the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) inherently applied to a California Starbucks employee’s class action wage claim.
In 2017, the Kentucky legislature provided more protection for individuals with criminal backgrounds seeking employment licensing. Many employment fields, public and private, require practitioners to obtain a state license to operate.
In a recent case Meyer Tool Inc. the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld the traditional legal test used to assess the question: when will an employee’s “outburst” or unprofessional behavior lose the employee the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
“He was running down the street when they shot him in his tracks The only thing agreed upon is he ain’t coming back About the only thing agreed upon Is he ain’t coming back There won’t be any trial So the air it won’t be cleared There’s just two sides calling names Out of anger …
EmpowerWest. Short for “Empower West Louisville”. Shorter still for “Black and white churches joined together for the empowerment of racially-segregated Louisville’s predominantly-black West End.” Income inequality (the gap between rich and poor) and wealth inequality (the widening gap between people who have and people who have darn near nothing) is bad enough no matter the …
As the saying goes, “We’re living in interesting times.” That’s putting it way too mildly. The new saying is, “We’re living in divided times.” America is red and blue, liberal and conservative, Democratic and Republican, in or out, up or down. All this division can be exhausting. People of goodwill and balanced temperament, who don’t …