Public Comment Period Extended to March 21 for EEOC’s Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the public commentary period on its 75-page proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment” to March 21. The guidance comprises six major sections, including “Covered Bases and Causation,” “Harassment Resulting in Discrimination with Respect to a Term, Condition, or Privilege of Employment,” and “Liability.” Additionally, the guidance offers employers a “best […]

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Acting Chair Says Much Will Remain the Same at the EEOC

Victoria A. Lipnic, named by President Trump to be acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), told participants in a panel discussion that the commission will continue to enforce harassment and discrimination laws but will also focus on  expanding economic opportunity and job growth. “It is a new day and to the extent […]

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Recent Regulatory and Legal Updates You Should Be Aware Of

In the past year, covering the end of the Obama administration to the beginning of the Trump White House, several developments have taken place on the legal and regulatory fronts that employers should be aware of and comply with as needed. Jan. 22, 2017: Revised Form I-9 use is mandated. The new employment eligibility form that […]

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EEOC Increases Fines for Posting Violations

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it would be increasing the penalty for notice posting violations from $525 to $534. This penalty will be effective for violations occurring after March 2, 2017. >This penalty increase of about one percent due to inflation is a great selling point for our […]

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Lipnic Named Acting Chair of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that President Trump named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic Acting Chair of EEOC. Lipnic has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2010, having been nominated to serve by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, initially for a term ending on July 1, 2015. President Obama nominated her […]

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EEOC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Enforcement Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under the federal employment discrimination laws. The proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment is available for input until Feb. 9, 2017, at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EEOC-2016-0009. This proposed guidance, which is the product of extensive […]

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EEOC Issues Regulations on Affirmative Action Programs by Federal Agencies

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today published regulations explaining what federal agencies must do to comply with their legal obligation to engage in affirmative action in employment and otherwise serve as “model employers” for individuals with disabilities. The regulations do not impose any obligations on private businesses or state and local governments. EEOC has […]

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Workplace Rights Under the ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a resource document that explains workplace rights for individuals with mental health conditions under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights explains that job applicants and employees with mental health conditions are protected […]

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Jenny Yang to Fill Out Term on EEOC, Retaining Democrat Majority

Current Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang has announced she will fulfill her statutory appointment and not leave the agency until July 2017, giving the Democrats a three-to-two majority until that time. However, she will be forced to relinquish her chair to a Republican commissioner whom incoming President Donald Trump chooses. Yang told Bloomberg […]

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EEOC Revises Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual section on that subject, the federal agency announced on Monday, Nov. 21. The commission has also issued two short user-friendly resource documents to accompany the guidance: a question-and-answer publication on the guidance document […]

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