Updated COVID-19 Anti-Discrimination Guidance Now Available

On June 11th, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions that fall under federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws related to the coronavirus pandemic. The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” provides approaches […]

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Anti-Discrimination Laws

On April 23rd, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced additions to their technical assistance guidance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” providing employers with crucial information on how to avoid possible workplace discrimination claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Provided in a “question and […]

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UPDATED: Key Links for Employers During the Coronavirus Health Crisis

Last Updated on 3/30/2020 As employers throughout the U.S. struggle to maintain their businesses, keep workers safe, and transition some employees to work-from-home arrangements in light of the coronavirus pandemic, various federal government agencies have posted useful resources to answer questions and provide essential guidance about relevant workplace laws and regulations. From the U.S. Department […]

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Lipnic Won’t Seek Third Term on EEOC

Victoria Lipnic, a Republican first appointed by President Obama, has announced that she will not seek a third term as a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after her current appointment ends on July 1. With only three members currently serving on the agency, that would render the EEOC quorum-less and unable to […]

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Retaliation Tops Charges Filed with EEOC in FY 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2019, which ended Sept. 30, 2019, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes detailed breakdown of charges by state. The FY […]

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D.C. Circuit Court to Decide Fate of EEO-1 Pay Data Mandate

The EEO-1 Pay Data Collection saga continues and will resurface Friday before a panel of the U.S. Court Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The Obama-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) originally ordered companies to submit pay data, broken down by sex and race, as part of their annual EEO-1 Report. (The EEO-1 […]

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Locked in a Freezer for Retaliation: Chipotle Must Pay

This from the National Law Review website (sounds pretty bizarre): Austin Melton, a manager at a San Jose Chipotle store who was 22 years old at the time, was forced to endure pervasive verbal and physical harassment by his female supervisor. His supervisor propositioned Melton and his then-girlfriend for sex, touched him inappropriately, and posted […]

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EEOC Pay Data of No Use, Says Federal Contractor Watchdog Agency

In a notice published today in the Federal Register, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) deems the two years of pay data being collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of no use because “it does not expect to find significant utility in the data.” The pay data collection was instituted in […]

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EEOC Joins the Joint Employer Fray

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is set to issue a rule next month defining a “joint employer” relationship, according to the federal government’s fall regulatory agenda released today. The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are already working on their own joint employer definitions. The EEOC says its upcoming rule […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Portal to Remain Open Indefinitely

UPDATE: On Oct. 29, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered data collection to continue. On. Oct. 25, the EEOC set a final deadline for pay data collection pending court approval: Nov. 11. Previously, on Oct. 8, the EEOC sought court permission to close the pay data collection, reporting that 75.9 percent of potential filers had submitted their […]

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