The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the launch of its ACT Digital pilot program that allows the EEOC to communicate directly with employers through an online portal. Phase I of ACT Digital...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that an employer that has knowledge that an employee underreported his hours cannot assert equitable defenses based on the employee’s own conduct as a...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a ruling that FedEx interfered with a former employee's rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by failing to give her adequate notice of...more
Many employers rely on background checks to screen job applicants and employees when making important personnel decisions, including hiring, retention, and promotion. In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more
The United States District Court for the District of Oregon recently held that an employer's requirement that employees on intermittent leave provide a doctor's note for each absence violated the Family and Medical Leave Act...more
A state appellate court in Houston, Texas recently held that an employer had no duty to prevent an employee from injuring himself as a result of his own intoxication.