EEOC Proposes Change in Complaint Processing Regulations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a technical Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes a limited procedural change to the federal sector processing regulations. The NPRM was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection today and will be published in the Federal Register on Feb. 14, 2019.  Members of the public […]

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EEO-1 Report Due Date Extended till May 31

Due to the partial lapse in appropriations that recently ended, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the due date for EEO-1 reporting. The opening of the EEO-1 online process has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019. The EEO-1 is an […]

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Government Shutdown May Force Delay in EEO-1 Reporting

Nominally due March 31 (though it was delayed in 2018), the Employer Information Report EEO-1 could face delays this year since the team responsible for the portal and the whole reporting process is on furlough while the federal government faces a partial shutdown. The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and […]

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Ouch! Hotel on Hook for $21.5 Million for Religious Discrimination

A jury has awarded $21.5 million* in damages and front and back pay after finding the plaintiff, a former dishwasher and housekeeper for the Conrad Hotel in Miami, suffered religious discrimination. Marie Jean Pierre, a devout member of the Soldiers of Christ Church, told her employer when she started that her religious beliefs required that […]

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EEOC Down to Two Members

The controversial renomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) died at noon on Jan. 3 as one Congress exited and another commenced. So too did the nominations of Daniel Gade and Janet Dhillon, leaving the 2019 board without a quorum. (Reportedly, Gade had already withdrawn his name for consideration prior to […]

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EEOC Could Lack Quorum Come January

BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Gade has withdrawn his name from consideration for a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah) this week put a block on the renomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The hold on Feldblum’s nomination means that two other nominees — Janet Dhillon and […]

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EEOC Rescinds Its Wellness Regulation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has rescinded its workplace wellness regulation following a judge’s order to revise and rewrite the rule. The effective end date is Jan. 1, 2019, when it would have expired anyway under court order. The regulation over employer-sponsored wellness programs was tossed by a judge in 2017, who gave the […]

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EEOC Issues Performance and Accountability Report

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting significant increases in its outreach efforts and enforcement actions to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30. The EEOC detailed its accomplishments in its annual Performance and Accountability Report published on Nov. 15. As noted last week, the EEOC’s fiscal […]

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EEOC Reports Uptick in Harassment Reports

Protect your business and keep your workplace safe from tension and conflict, view our video on “Workplace Harassment Investigations” today. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) responded to a significant increase this past fiscal year in calls, emails and online inquiries concerning potential discrimination claims and high demand for its new Respectful Workplaces Training Program, […]

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Latest ‘Digest of Equal Employment Law’ Released

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector “Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law” (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC’s website. “The Digest of EEO Law is a great resource for the federal sector EEO community,” said Carlton Hadden, director of the Office of Federal Operations […]

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