EEOC Writes Lilly Ledbetter Law into Compliance Manual

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has codified the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into its Compliance Manual, incorporating the law’s standard that the statute of limitation on discriminatory pay practices resets each time a paycheck is issued, regardless of when the initial discriminatory pay decision was made. The 2009 Fair Pay Act, to recount, […]

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September’s Here, and So (Probably) Is E-Verify (Finally)

Despite the united efforts of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and politicians trolling for the future votes of (suddenly amnestied) illegal immigrants, the Department of Labor is implementing the Bush-era mandate for contractors to use E-Verify. Everything E-Verify (unless delayed again or even canceled) thus takes hold a week from today, on Sept. 8, 2009. […]

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Number of Mass Layoffs Recede in June from Record High

Mass layoffs of 50 or more employees receded in June to 2,763 events, down 170 from May’s record high. In all, the June layoffs resulted in 279,231 new filings for unemployment insurance, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on July 23. Thus, over the year so far, the number of mass layoff events has […]

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EEOC Says Age Discrimination Claims Are Up 30 Percent

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is so concerned about the rise in age-discrimination filings that it recently held a public hearing on the matter. "Age discrimination is an equal opportunity plague," acting EEOC Chairman Stuart J. Ishimaru said. "It is not limited to members of a particular class or a particular race. It is […]

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EEOC Reviewing Closed Cases For Renewal Under Ledbetter Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently reviewing closed cases of wage discrimination complaints to determine if it can reissue right-to-sue notifications to those affected under the provisions of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Grounds for reissuance would be based upon new statute-of-limitations guidelines under the Fair Pay Act. Previously, a […]

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EEOC Sues Strip Club for Firing 56-Year-Old Waitress

I stumbled upon this attorney’s employment law blog that focuses on the bizarre, humorous and unusual in case law (Wal-Mart execs dressed in drag and filmed at a meeting, for instance). On his site, CurrentEmployment.net, Tim Eavenson brings up the tale of a lawsuit filed this past week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […]

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EEOC Flouts FLSA, and Makes Employees Sick

Turns out that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) borrowed a page out of the private sector and reclassified employees as exempt when they should’ve remained non-exempt employees eligible for overtime pay–a clear violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Affected employees didn’t like being awarded comp time instead of time-and-a-half and filed a […]

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Complying With Government Regulations the CD-ROM Way

Personnel Concepts, according to those I’ve spoken with there recently, is making a big push to create interactive tools for companies to create documents and posters to comply with OSHA and other regulations. First to come out was the Fire Prevention Program CD-ROM. OSHA requires that every place of business create, print and distribute to […]

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Does Starbucks CEO Now Punch the Time Clock?

After voluntarily surrendering his nearly $10-million yearly salary because of poor company performance, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is now earning less than one-percent of that, or $10,000 annually. Unfortunately, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that means that Schultzie is no longer an exempt employee and must start punching the time clock. Let’s look […]

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FMLA Marks 16th Anniversary Today

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) marks its 16th anniversary today (Feb. 5, 2009) in a beefed-up version that now allows family of service members to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their relatives in the military. Of course, provisions for 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for […]

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