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Tennessee Enacts Private Employer (Optional) Veterans' Preference Law

Tennessee has enacted a new law allowing (but not requiring) private employers to give hiring preference to: ..honorably discharged veterans ..spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability ..unremarried...more

Is Your Anti-Harassment Training Making the Grade?

If your initial response to this question is, "What anti-harassment training? Are we still supposed to be doing that? Isn't that kind of 'old school'?", your first step needs to be planning anti-harassment training in 2017....more

The EEO-1 Report Filing Date is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready? - August 2016

If you are an employer (aside from state and local governments, schools, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs) which has at least 100 employees or which has at least 50 employees and a purchase order,...more

8/2/2016  /  EEO-1 , EEOC , Reporting Requirements

New EEOC Guidance – Handling Disabled Employee Leave Requests which Conflict with Your Company Policies and Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidance document which provides 20 examples of how the Agency expects employers to reconcile their regular...more

Is Sexual Orientation Now a Protected Class?

In our June 26 alert regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, we said we would continue to keep you posted regarding new developments in this area of the law. Some of you may...more

U.S. Supreme Court Case EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling: Employees Must Prove "Motive" Not Mere "Knowledge" in Order to Demonstrate...

In a closely-watched case arising from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held yesterday that an applicant or employee need not prove that an employer had...more

Sixth Circuit Contradicts New TN Supreme Court Decision Regarding Retaliation Claims

Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court narrowed the definition of retaliation under state law. Less than one month later, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio and...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Accommodations

This is one of our "ones to watch for 2015" – Young v. UPS. The legal question certified by the Supreme Court in 2014 was: Whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that...more

Lactation Discrimination and Accommodation Becomes a New Hot Topic for Federal Agencies and Courts

The recent pregnancy accommodation Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") makes it clear that discrimination against a female employee who is lactating or breastfeeding is illegal, in violation of...more

The EEOC's New Pregnancy Guidance

Many of you may have heard about the new pregnancy Guidance which was issued by the EEOC this week, as the EEOC distributed it to the mainstream media....more

What’s New with the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued two new Guidance documents in March. Use of Background Checks - The EEOC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which enforces the Fair Credit...more

3/24/2014  /  Compliance , EEOC , Enforcement , FCRA , FTC

The EEO-1 Report Filing Date is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready?

The EEOC prefers that these reports be filed on-line through the EEO-1 Online Filing System on its website – www.eeoc.gov. There is a sample EEO-1 Report available on the EEOC’s website as well. However, this cannot be...more

8/2/2013  /  EEO-1 , EEOC , Filing Deadlines

The EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding Those with Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, and Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace

The four separate EEOC Q&A Guidance documents each are about 10 pages long. So, for those of you without the spare time to review them all, here is a brief “Cliff Note version.” ...more

Another Not-So-Subtle “Message” from the EEOC

What would the holidays be without a visit from the EEOC! Its latest visit was to Dillard’s – to stop by to pick up a $2 million settlement check this week in connection with an ADA class action filed in California back...more

12/21/2012  /  ADA , EEOC , FMLA , GINA
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