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Final Rule Implementing The Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order Released
An agency labor compliance advisor then analyzes the violations and advises the agency's contracting officer whether the contractor is responsible.
United States
2 Sep 2016
The EEOC Proposes To Collect Pay Data From Employers On EEO-1s
Currently, the EEO-1 requires certain employers to report the number of workers they employ by job category and then by race/ethnicity and gender.
United States
7 Feb 2016
Mach Mining, LLC V. EEOC: Supreme Court Holds That Courts May Engage In Limited Review Of EEOC Conciliation Efforts
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., a person who claims to have experienced certain types of employment discrimination must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.
United States
21 May 2015
Proposed Wellness Plan Legislation Responds To Lawsuits Filed By EEOC
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") authorizes employers to conduct medical examinations and to obtain employee medical histories as part of wellness programs as long as participation by employees is voluntary.
United States
20 Mar 2015
"Ban The Box": A Discussion Of State And Local Laws Restricting Inquiries Into An Applicant's Criminal History
New Jersey, Illinois, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco have adopted so-called "ban the box" laws or ordinances.
United States
17 Sep 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Extends Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections To Employees Of Private Contractors
Employees of private companies that serve as contractors to public companies are covered by the whistleblower protection provisions of the SOX Act.
United States
18 Mar 2014
Court Enters Judgment Against EEOC In Criminal Background Check Case
In a remarkably harshly worded decision issued on August 9, Judge Roger Titus of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted summary judgment against the EEOC in its challenge to the use of criminal background and credit history checks by a Maryland-based family-owned company that employs more than 3,500 full-time and 25,000 part-time and seasonal employees throughout the United States. EEOC v. Freeman, Memorandum Opinion, Case No. RWT 09cv2573 (D. Md. August 9, 2013),
United States
19 Aug 2013
Employer Wellness Programs: What Financial Incentives Are Permitted Under The Law?
The rising cost of health care is a serious concern for employers who provide health benefits to their employees.
United States
6 Aug 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Imposes High Standard On Title VII Retaliation Plaintiffs
The United State Supreme Court recently set a high standard for plaintiffs who claim that they have suffered retaliation at the hands of their employers because they opposed discrimination made unlawful by Title VII.
United States
9 Jul 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Who Is A Supervisor Under Title VII
The United States Supreme Court recently announced that an employer may be vicariously liable for an employee's unlawful harassment "only when the employer has empowered that employee to take tangible employment actions against the victim.
United States
8 Jul 2013
OFCCP Rescinds 2006 Compensation Standards And Self-Audit Guidelines And Replaces Them With Directive Calling For Expansive Investigations
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is taking action that it says will strengthen the agency's ability to identify and remedy compensation discrimination by federal government contractors and subcontractors covered by Executive Order 11246.
United States
11 Mar 2013
EEOC Sets Its Priorities In Strategic Enforcement Plan
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved its highly anticipated Strategic Enforcement Plan, or "SEP," on December 17, 2012.
United States
3 Jan 2013
EEOC Issues New Guidance On The Use Of Criminal Background Checks By Employers
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") approved new enforcement guidance related to the use of arrest and conviction records by employers.
United States
9 May 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Finds FAA Preempts State Rule That Denied Enforcement Of Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
On April 27, 2011, the Supreme Court issued a 5–4 decision that the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") preempts a California unconscionability doctrine that denies enforcement to arbitration agreements requiring consumers to waive any right to bring a class action unless the agreement also provides for class arbitration.
United States
5 May 2011
Labor & Employment Alert: OFCCP Issues Active Case Enforcement Directive
Recently, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") issued Directive 295 (OFCCP Order No. 295 ADM Notice/Other (Dec. 16, 2010)), which sets out new procedures for conducting compliance reviews of supply and service federal government contractors.
United States
23 Mar 2011
President Obama Signs First Bill: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
This morning, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 ("Ledbetter Act"), amending Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
United States
30 Jan 2009
Significant Labor And Employment Initiatives Of The Obama Administration And 111th Congress
With the decisive victory of President Barack Obama and large Democratic gains in both houses of Congress, American businesses are bracing for significant changes in labor and employment legislation and regulation.
United States
21 Jan 2009
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