Most employers are familiar with Glassdoor, Inc.’s website, which allows current and former employees to post anonymous reviews of an employer. But Glassdoor is often a thorn in the side of employers because many negative posts are the result of disgruntled employees or competitors seeking an advantage in recruiting. For the most part, employers have been limited in their ability to have such posts removed from Glassdoor and courts have protected the anonymous posts under First Amendment grounds.1But a recently unsealed order by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona has laid the groundwork for limiting First Amendment protections for anonymous online speakers. In particular, the District of Arizona held publishers of anonymous speech are not protected by the First Amendment from compelled disclosure of their identities pursuant to a grand jury subpoena. In In re Grand Jury Subpoena, No. 16-03-217 (D. Ariz. May 10, 2017), Glassdoor, … [Read more...] about District Court Decision Limits Glassdoor’s Ability to Protect Identities of Anonymous Users
Now is a great time for workers looking for a job. According to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American economy added 250,000 jobs in October, and unemployment remained at just 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969. This tight labor market means that companies must compete to attract and retain talent. Each year, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor determines the companies that are the Best Places to Work. Glassdoor analyzed company reviews across eight variables: overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, work-life balance, likelihood of respondents to recommend the organization to a friend and six month business outlook. Employers with at least 1,000 employees and at least 75 ratings across the eight attributes are considered for the list. "In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Places to Work in 2019, According to Glassdoor
Employee Fired for Posting About Discrimination on Glassdoor.com, Federal Agency Charges Educational technology company IXL Learning Inc. violated federal law when it retaliated against an employee for accusing the company of discriminatory practices on Glassdoor.com, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.According to the EEOC's complaint, IXL fired product analyst Adrian Scott Duane within minutes of confronting him about a negative review he had posted on Glassdoor.com, a job recruiting and ratings website. The 32-year-old transgender man, fueled by a belief that IXL was discriminating against him, had written, "If you're not a family-oriented white or Asian straight or mainstream gay person with 1.7 kids who really likes softball - then you're likely to find yourself on the outside … Most management do not know what the word 'discrimination' means, nor do they seem to think it matters."In addition to facing inappropriate … [Read more...] about IXL Learning Sued by EEOC for Retaliation
Chart by Stephen RavenscraftThis summer the ABA, along with Glassdoor, Salary.com, LawyerEdu.org and the National Association for Law Placement published statistics about attorney salaries by practice area. And the makers of Practice Panther law practice management software combined the data to create this list. They suggest it might be useful to law students debating which practice area to choose. (It can also bring joy or jealousy to those already in a certain areas.) Practice area Average salary Intellectual property$155,037 Health Care 146,590 Real estate 118,000 Bankruptcy 113,000 Corporate 98,244 Criminal defense 78,500 Personal Injury 73,000 Family and divorce 71,336 Civil … [Read more...] about How much money can you make in different practice areas?
Jobless law grads may have some misgivings about their career choice, but it’s still a good gig for women who want to earn big bucks, according to a magazine’s analysis of Labor Department statistics.Forbes magazine ranked the 10 best-paying jobs for women based on 2009 statistics on full-time, salaried employees. Salaried women lawyers earned an annual median of $75,500 in 2009—a paycheck that nonetheless amounted to only 75 percent of the earnings of male lawyers, the magazine says.Forbes listed the top five as:1) Chief executive, with median earnings of $81,000 for women.2) Pharmacist, with median earnings of $76,500 for women.3) Lawyer, with median earnings of $75,500 for women.4) Computer and information systems manager, with median earnings of $73,500 for women.5) Computer software engineer, with median earnings of $68,000 for women.Meanwhile, U.S. News & World Report includes lawyer on a list of seven jobs requiring a graduate degree that pay more than … [Read more...] about Lawyer Ranks Third as Top-Paying Job for Women, Forbes Says