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Saudi Think Tank Closes D.C. Offices

The Washington Times - July 31, 2019

Pro-Saudi Arabia Foundation hurt by donor loss, sexual assault lawsuit and Jamal Khashoggi killing: Reports.

Analysis/Opinion: The Arabia Foundation was a pro-Saudi think tank in Washington, known for communicating on issues important to the Kingdom to the American audience and their representatives. It abruptly closed this week, leading to speculation as to why.

Ali Shihabi, who opened the entity two years ago, said in a tweet the immediate closure was “due to ongoing differences among our donors that made continued operations difficult.”... Read more.


Co-workers File Sexual Harassment Suit Against LI Dentist

Newsday - June 12, 2019

Two Long Island dental office employees and a third employee from Queens on Wednesday filed suit against a dentist for alleged sexual harassment. The women said in the lawsuit that Dr. Charles Hertzog harassed them at three National Dental locations on Long Island. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, also alleges that executives at National Dental, a local chain of dental offices, lowered one of the plaintiff's compensation in ... Read more.


Bill on Salary History Protects Applicants' Negotiating Leverage

Crain's New York Business - December 28, 2016

Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, accused the City Council of legislating a ban on employers from asking about job applicants’ salary history without conducting the necessary research. According to “City Council May Ban Businesses from Asking Job Applicants’ Salary History,” she noted that such a law could pose a problem for employees trying to negotiate higher salaries for themselves... Read more.


Don't Worry About Salary History Ban

Crain's New York Business - April 13, 2017

According to “Council bans all city employers from asking about salary history” (April 5), business groups are worried that New York City’s new salary history law will impair employers’ ability to assess and place applicants. A review of the newly enacted law demonstrates that not only did the City Council address concerns voiced by business groups at the December hearing... Read more.


Why Job Applicants Should Not Be Asked About Their Salary History

Labor Law - By Ian-Paul Poulos

In recent years, there has been a noticeable push at the federal, state,  and  local  level  to  prohibit  employers—both  public  and  private—from asking job applicants about their salary history out of fear of perpetuating discriminatorily low wages historically paid to women... Read more.

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