EEOC Updates COVID-Related Guidance For Employers As The Feds Declare An End To The Public Health Emergency
May 30, 2023
On May 11, 2023, the federal government declared that the COVID-19 public health emergency is over. This declaration marks the end of one of the worst global pandemics in history, and over three years of unprecedented restrictions across all facets of our lives.
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The EEOC Targets the Use of AI in Employment Decisions
May 26, 2023
On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance on the use of software, algorithms, and artificial intelligence (AI) for employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Employers Beware: The End of the COVID-19 Emergency Does Not Mean The End of the EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance
May 16, 2023
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC has provided guidance to employers on how the federal anti-discrimination laws interact with COVID-19. This guidance was revised multiple times to account for changing circumstances and, now with the declared end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the EEOC has updated it once more.
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The EEOC’s “Best Practices” for LGBTQI+ Employment Equity
April 27, 2023
In a recent article, the EEOC goes through a detailed and rather fascinating history of LGBTQI+ employees in the federal workplace.
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Don’t Deny a Reasonable Accommodation that Exists – Really!
April 19, 2023
Some recent announcements from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (which is the federal agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws) provide some lessons for employers on possible reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Code Words for Age Discrimination?
April 6, 2023
A couple of recent lawsuit announcements from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provide some lessons for employers who are facing an aging workforce.
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“I just didn’t see women working in the warehouse…”
March 31, 2023
It seems old stereotypes of women’s v. men’s work still persist, as evidenced by a recent announcement from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Support/Service Animals in the Workplace – What Should Employers Do?
January 25, 2023
Requests for accommodation via service and emotional support animals are becoming increasingly common, particularly in connection with mental disabilities. And clearly, this topic is one of particular interest for the EEOC.
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Where Have All the Charges Gone?
January 5, 2023
Five years after the #MeToo movement took shape, we are seeing an interesting trend in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge data: the number of Charges of Discrimination (charges) filed since fiscal year 2016 are down — significantly.
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Bostock v. Clayton County: The Epilogue… and What It Means for Employers (for Now)
October 21, 2022
I give advice to employers on what to do in tricky situations, but don’t always hear whether my advice was implemented (I certainly hope so!) or what resulted (good things, hopefully!).
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EEOC Releases New ‘Know Your Rights’ Poster
October 20, 2022
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released an updated ‘Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal’ poster, which supersedes its earlier ‘EEOC is the Law’ poster.
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Pregnancy Accommodation Win for Wal-Mart Over the EEOC
August 24, 2022
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Wal-Mart Stores East, LP (“Wal-Mart”) regarding a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
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Recent Decisions by the NLRB: Harsher Penalties for Employers Who Repeatedly Violate Labor Law, More Leniency for…

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Supreme Court Rules that Unions May Be Sued for Strike Damage to Employer Property

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(Not Terribly Useful) Guidance from the DOL on the FMLA and Holidays