EEOC Releases 2017 Data
February 16, 2018
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently released its 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data that can be helpful to employers looking for the bigger picture.
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No Enforcement of the EEOC’s Criminal Background Check Guidance?
February 8, 2018
My world shifted slightly last week, when a federal court in Texas ruled that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could not enforce its Enforcement Guidance on “Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
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EEO-1 Report Filing on the Horizon
January 26, 2018
EEO-1 reports must be submitted to the Joint Reporting Committee by March 31, 2018. If you recall, the filing period was suspended based upon the EEOC’s efforts to require compensation analysis as part of the EEO-1 report. That has been put on hold pending more comprehensive review.
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Some Highlights from the EEOC’s Latest Strategic Plan
December 28, 2017
On December 8, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released its draft strategic plan for public notice and comment.  Not to be confused with the revised Strategic Enforcement Plan published in September—which outlined substantive priorities for investigation and litigation—the strategic plan is akin to a company’s operational plan.
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Be Careful Asking About Employees’ (Non)Prescription Drug Use
December 14, 2017
The ADA limits an employer’s ability to make medical inquiries to those that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.
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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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Tweets Follow

Apr 16

New York City Proposes Right to “Ignore Your Boss” Law:

Apr 16

Proposed Regulations Intended to Reduce Employer Healthcare Costs:

Apr 11

@NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority: