By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill

On September 29, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a high-profile lawsuit brought by the EEOC – entitled EEOC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J., No. 13-2705 (2d Cir. Sept. 29, 2014) – alleging that female attorneys were underpaid as compared
Continue Reading Second Circuit Rejects EEOC Claim That “A Lawyer Is A Lawyer Is A Lawyer”

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill

Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut down defendant’s request to secure discovery regarding the 17 opt-in putative class members. (We first blogged on the last discovery
Continue Reading Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.

By Christopher DeGroff, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Lily M. Strumwasser

Here we go again.” It is the collective groan heard from employers across the country as they braced for the annual EEOC’s fiscal-year-end filing campaign. With 48 EEOC-initiated lawsuits filed in just the last 30 days, employers were understandably concerned. But when the EEOC’s 2013
Continue Reading Time’s Up, Pencils Down: EEOC Final Fiscal Year End Filing Totals Provide Surprises and Insight

One-dollar-bill-001.jpgBy Christine Hendrickson and Annette Tyman

On today’s 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act, President Obama reiterated that pursuing equal pay for all remains at the forefront of the administration’s agenda. During his second inaugural address, President Obama said: “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are

Continue Reading Reflections On The 50th Anniversary Of The Equal Pay Act

cutcaster-photo-100507250-Scales-with-gender-symbols.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and David Ross

On May 17, 2012, Judge Naomi Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision in EEOC v. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, No. 10-CV-7462 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2012), granting judgment on the pleadings because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) failed

Continue Reading Another EEOC Systemic Lawsuit Bites The Dust In A Favorable Ruling For Employers