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When The EEOC Comes Knocking
Last week, a United States Magistrate Judge authorized a legal photographer and two EEOC lawyers to enter, inspect, and photograph Akebono Brake Corporation's West Columbia, South Carolina facility.
United States
27 Mar 2018
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Second Circuit And Seventh Circuit Are In Agreement
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in Zarda v. Altitude Express and held that Title VII provides protection from discrimination and harassment because of an individual's sexual orientation.
United States
14 Mar 2018
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Supreme Court Refuses to Decide Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation
On December 11, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review a lower court ruling that held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) does not provide protection against harassment or discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation.
United States
19 Dec 2017
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Publishes Its Annual Performance Report
Earlier this month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC" or "Commission") issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report, which highlights the Commission's enforcement activity over the prior year. The Report is of interest to employers because, among other reasons, it highlights the Commission's enforcement focus areas and might foreshadow enforcement trends in the coming year.
United States
5 Dec 2017
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The Importance of Adopting Effective Policies and Procedures for Handling Harassment in the Workplace
The news has been filled lately with reports of harassment allegations against all sorts of famous people. From politicians to movie stars, many public figures are finding themselves embroiled in legal battles based on their alleged harassing conduct.
United States
21 Nov 2017
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Fourth Circuit Finds Employer Not Liable for Terminating Employee Believed to Have Made False Report of Harassment
Can an employer be held liable under Title VII when it fires an employee based on a good faith belief that she falsely accused another employee of sexual harassment — even if that belief may have been based upon a mistake of fact?
United States
6 Nov 2017
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Businesses Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation
On October 10, 2017, 76 companies filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court urging it to review Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital. The companies include Citrix Systems, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Google, Apple, American Airlines, Facebook, Uber, Starbucks, and the Miami Heat NBA franchise.
United States
24 Oct 2017
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Time To Prepare For The End Of The Year 3 (Part 3)
The year-end is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by year-end.
United States
3 Oct 2017
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EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit Against UPS Settled for $2 Million
On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that its lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), alleging disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has been settled for $2 million dollars.
United States
29 Aug 2017
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Attention on the Travel Ban. What Could an Employer be Missing?
Checking those Form I-9s (I-9s)! It is a good time to conduct an internal audit of I-9s because inspections and fines have not gone away and a new I-9 edition was published recently.
United States
25 Aug 2017
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Sexual Orientation Moves One Step Closer to Being a Protected Characteristic
Federal law protects applicants and employees from negative treatment in connection with their employment, where that negative treatment is based on a protected characteristic.
United States
11 Apr 2017
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Employer Requirements In Regard To Permitting Employees To Bring Service Dogs To Work
In a recently filed lawsuit, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. CRST International Inc. and CRST Expedited Inc., the EEOC alleges that CRST violated the Americans With Disabilities Act . . .
United States
15 Mar 2017
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Plan To Trump Obama Administration Regulations Of Employers Already Underway
As the 115th Congress begins its term, certain regulations that went into effect during the Obama Administration are under fire due to an obscure rule.
United States
14 Feb 2017
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Wellness Program - Key Concerns For Evolving Compliance
Wellness programs are an increasingly popular way for employers to encourage their workforce to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
United States
31 Jan 2017
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Seeks Public Input On Proposed Harassment Enforcement Guidance
Preventing harassment has been an EEOC enforcement priority since 2013, and was included as a priority in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021.
United States
19 Jan 2017
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EEOC Reveals Priorities In Updated Strategic Enforcement Plan
On October 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved its updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The
United States
26 Oct 2016
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Nondiscrimination Final Rule Under The ACA Imposes New Requirements For Hospitals
​On May 26, 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights issued the "Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities" final rule...
United States
5 Oct 2016
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Failing To Adopt And Follow Employment Related Policies And Properly Train Your Staff
Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later is a series of short tips on common legal mistakes small business owners make.
United States
4 Oct 2016
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Notable Immigration-Related Hiring Discrimination Claims Settled This Summer With Department Of Justice And Heads Up! A New Form I-9 İs Coming By Mid-November
In the past three months, there have been four settlements with three staffing agencies and one private company reported by the Department of Justice.
United States
27 Sep 2016
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Nondiscrimination Final Rule Under The ACA Imposes New Requirements On Hospice Agencies
On May 26, 2016, the United States Department of HHS, OCR issued the "Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities" final rule, implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
20 Sep 2016
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