Joining the EEOC's Denver and Detroit Field Offices (see our
blog of December 3, 2012), the New Orleans Field Office has just announced that it has entered
into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the
Consulate of Mexico to assist Mexican workers in the US in the area
of employment discrimination.
These "MOU's" will establish a collaboration that
will involve the EEOC providing the Consulate and Mexican nationals
with Spanish-language materials explaining the federal
anti-discrimination laws, information regarding workplace
discrimination on Spanish-language radio stations, and information,
guidance, and access to resources on the prevention of
discrimination in the workplace regardless of immigration
"A Memorandum of Understanding promotes employment justice
and allows us to continue current practices which are in
place," said an EEOC attorney.
Under the terms of the MOU, the EEOC will expand its cooperation
with the Mexican Consulate, providing it with Spanish-language
materials explaining the laws enforced by the EEOC. The agency
will also provide representatives to meet with Mexican nationals in
Louisiana in order to disseminate information and conduct
counseling regarding employment discrimination matters.
Sylvia Dahlby, a "purveyor of talent acquisition, staffing management and recruiting business solutions" in Hawaii, commented below on our posts about "lookism," beauty bias, appearance bias, and obesity.
Over $2 million, along with "a very strong consent decree," is the price of settlement of an EEOC same sex sexual harassment (and retaliation) lawsuit action against a New Mexico car dealership on behalf of over 50 men.
Recently issued final regulations on the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act clarify and streamline the process for reporting information relating to the provision of minimum essential coverage and health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.
I read with interest a recent post by Michael Kun in the Epstein Becker wage hour blog concerning (non-exempt) employees seeking payment for and/or suing for compensation for time spent checking and responding to emails and utilizing other PDAs on (ostensibly) Company business after business hours and on weekends.
On November 2, 2012, we reported that a federal court in Michigan had enjoined the application of the rule of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would have required a "secular, for-profit, family owned and operated corporation" owned by a practicing Catholic to provide employee health insurance that covers contraception.
President Obama Issues Initiative to Expand Overtime Pay
On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama requested that the Labor Department issue rules that greatly expand the number of workers who will be eligible to receive overtime pay.