EEOC Sues 71 Employers In September
October 27, 2017
FY 2017 (Sept. 30) ended with the EEOC filing 71 lawsuits, the highest number in any one month we have ever reported. Thirty of those lawsuits alleged ADA violations and five alleged pregnancy discrimination. Thus, virtually half of all lawsuits alleged discrimination based on medical conditions.
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Employers are Optimistic About Pro-Business Changes at the EEOC
October 26, 2017
Employers are hopeful that, with the confirmation of President Trump’s nominees for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency will adopt a more business-friendly approach to the issues before it.
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The EEOC’s Civility Training Program – Watch Out For That NLRB Charge!
October 12, 2017
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it was offering a training program on respectful workplaces as an alternative to traditional harassment prevention training.
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End of Fiscal Year Filings Signal Business as Usual at the EEOC – For Now
October 3, 2017
Just like the leaves turning colors, you can count on a flurry of court filings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) every September as the agency rushes to get cases on file before the end of its fiscal year, September 30.
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Pop Quiz: Age Claims Never Get Old
September 25, 2017
The Bullard Edge finds this a bit ironic.  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which provides employment protection to persons 40 years of age or older, is 50 years old.  In other words, the ADEA is itself old enough to be age-protected.
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Understanding the EEOC’s Shifting Stance on Pay Bias and Data Collection
September 22, 2017
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has sent mixed signals to employers regarding its efforts to collect salary and pay data to combat pay inequity based on gender and race. Many employers are left wondering what, if anything, they may be required to do after the most recent developments.
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EEO-4 Survey Filing Deadline Fast Approaching
August 30, 2017
Public employers take note: the September 30, 2017 EEO-4 Survey deadline is fast approaching.
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EEO-1 Pay Data Report – Reporting of Pay Data a No-Go
August 30, 2017
Bullard Law has previously reported on the EEOC’s 2016 changes to the reporting requirements for collection of demographic information on race, gender, and ethnicity, by job category, to also include pay data and hours worked for employees grouped in twelve different pay bands.
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EEOC's $2 Million Settlement Of Nationwide ADA Case Shines Light On The Risks Presented By Inflexible Maximum Leave Policies
August 10, 2017
EEOC announced Tuesday that it had settled a decade-old dispute revolving around allegations that a UPS “maximum leave” policy setting an inflexible termination requirement at 12 months violated the ADA.
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ADA at 27: EEOC Marks Anniversary With A Flurry Of Lawsuits
August 1, 2017
Last week’s 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act brought conflicting messages.
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EEOC Pursues Obama Administration Agenda
May 25, 2017
Assumptions that the EEOC under a Republican administration will be more favorable to business than under a Democratic administration are not necessarily correct.
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