David L. Woodard

David L. Woodard

Poyner Spruill LLP

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President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Policy

On November 21, 2014, President Obama made an announcement regarding several areas of US immigration policy. The most significant was to address approximately 4.4 million aliens living in the US without documentation. His...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Hiring & Firing Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform Popular STEM USCIS

Publix to Pay $6.8 Million for Alleged FCRA Violations

Publix Super Markets Inc. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the supermarket chain’s background check procedures. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must provide prior...more

11/11/2014 - Background Checks Employer Liability Issues FCRA Grocery Stores Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Publix Written Notice

Employers Should Assess Background Checking Procedures to Avoid Running Afoul of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

There has been a recent uptick in class action litigation initiated by job applicants claiming that employers violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the FCRA) in the manner they procured and used consumer reports about the...more

8/5/2014 - Background Checks Best Management Practices Consent Consumer Reports Disclosure Requirements Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

EEOC Settlement Reminds Employers That GINA Prohibits Requesting Family Medical History

?While the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) has proven to be the least-litigated of the federal anti-discrimination laws, a recent settlement obtained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

1/21/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies EEOC Employment Application GINA Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Medical Records Posting Requirements

EEOC Background Check Bias Class Action Dismissed

As reported in previous Alerts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently filed suits against several employers including Dollar General and BMW Manufacturing Co. claiming that they improperly used...more

8/20/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Dismissals Disparate Impact EEOC Hiring & Firing

Adding Bite To Its Bark: EEOC Files First Lawsuits Since Its Updated Guidance On Criminal Background Checks

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on the use of criminal background checks in making employment decisions. The guidance clarified the EEOC’s position that blanket...more

6/25/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Title VII

North Carolina Joins States Requiring Employers to Enroll in E-Verify

The North Carolina Legislature passed a bill that requires all private employers with more than 25 employees to use the federal online E-Verify program to verify the employment authorization of newly hired employees. The...more

3/26/2013 - DHS E-Verify Hiring & Firing Social Security Adminstration

New FMLA Regulations Effective: New Notice Poster and Model Forms Available

As of March 8, 2013, employers with 50 or more employees are required to post the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice poster incorporating the recently issued final regulations, which...more

3/12/2013 - DOL Eligibility Flight Crews FMLA Hiring & Firing I-9 Medical Leave Military Caregiver Leave Military Service Members Notice Requirements USCIS

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