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Got an Outdated Employee Handbook? Update Now!

What Employer doesn’t have an Employee Handbook with the requisite at-will language to defeat implied contract claims? So 1990’s. It’s 2014… Time to Update these HOT Employment Areas...more

EEO-1 Survey Open for 2014

Private Sector Employers Must Provide Workforce Data to EEOC By Sept. 30 - Washington -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has completed its mailing of the 2014 EEO-1 survey Notification Letters. The EEO-1...more

OFCCP Proposes Burdensome New Compensation Data Reporting Forms for Federal Contractors

On August 6, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors with 100 or more employees to submit an annual...more

EEOC to Hold Executive Leadership Training Sept. 17 at Washington Hilton Hotel

Participants Will Hear From Aneesh Chopra, Government's First Chief Technology Officer - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its third annual executive leadership conference...more

EEOC Issues Part II of FY 2011 and Part I of FY 2012 Annual Report on Federal Work Force

Small Gains Made in Diversity Government-Wide, Data Shows EEO Complaints Were Down - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released the second part of its Annual Report on the...more

OFCCP Issues Notice That Revises Pay Reporting Requirements for Federal Contractors

As part of President Obama's initiative to improve the working life of American families, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that...more

OFCCP Proposes Rule Regarding Annual Submission of Employee Compensation Data

On August 6, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a proposed rule requiring covered Federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees to submit an annual Equal Pay Report...more

OFCCP Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Annual Compensation Disclosures

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a proposed rule today that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide summary information on total W-2 compensation paid to employees by...more

Tenth Circuit Addresses Circuit Split Regarding Accrual of Constructive Discharge Claims

On July 28, 2014, the Tenth Circuit joined the Seventh and D.C. Circuits in holding that some discriminatory act leading to an employee's constructive discharge claim must have occurred within the limitations period. The...more

'Tis the Season for Government Contracts: Five Key Compliance Issues for Retailers Selling to the Government

As retailers move closer to the end of the government fiscal year in September, ’tis the season for receiving government contracts. Federal agency budget authority for discretionary spending generally mandates that agencies...more

OFCCP Hosts Executive Order 13665 and Presidential Memorandum “Listening Session”

On April 29th, 2014, the OFCCP hosted a “Listening Session” to solicit comments from the government contractor community regarding suggested implementing regulations for Executive Order 13665 (“EO 13665”) and a new...more

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Quarterly Edition Includes Variety of Key Federal Sector Decisions - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal...more

EEOC Seeks Public Comment on Revised Management Directive Improving Federal Sector Complaint Process

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it is seeking public comment on significant revisions to Management Directive 110 (MD-110), which provides federal agencies with EEO...more

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You: The Lack of Knowledge Defense in Employment Retaliation Claims

When it comes to minimizing the risk of employment retaliation claims, can ignorance be bliss? In today’s competitive business environment, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” may sound naïve. But in the employment...more

Employee Handbooks (1971 – 2014): R.I.P.

It is time to inter handbooks. Yours is undoubtedly an unfair labor practice waiting to happen: if not your social media policy, then your at-will disclaimer; if not those, then your off-duty access rule or your arbitration...more

Audit Workplace Policies And Practices To Ensure A Legally Compliant 2014

Auditing internal employment policies and practices helps to identify and resolve areas of legal risk. The types of workplace policies that should be regularly reviewed include: EEO/Harassment; Complaint Reporting Procedures;...more

Fighting Workplace Discrimination and Harassment on a Global Scale

In the U.S., taking a “zero tolerance” stand against illegal workplace discrimination and harassment is an aggressive, tough and compliant approach to assuring equal employment opportunity (EEO). Internationally, though,...more

Don’t Ask Me If I’m Unemployed, or I’ll Sue You

Several years ago, we reported about attempts by Congress to pass a law prohibiting employers and employment agencies from refusing to consider job applicants solely because they were unemployed. While no federal law has...more

DOL Continues Effort to Subject TRICARE Providers to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Audits

Previously, we reported how the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that providers of healthcare services are subject to federal equal employment opportunity mandates applicable...more

Corporations Must Describe Employee Duties in Detail to Show Employee is not a “Managing Agent” in Order to Sustain Evidentiary...

A female employee experienced difficulty with the availability and unsanitary conditions of portable toilets at a job site. After she was fired, the woman sued alleging violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act...more

Employer Liable for Disregarding Complaints About Soiled Toilet, Porn, and Retaliation — Possible Punitive Damages

In Davis v. Kiewit Pacific Company, Lisa Davis, a heavy machine operator and one of two female employees at a 100-employee excavation project, prevailed in her claims of gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and...more

New "Digest of EEO Law" Issued by EEOC

Spring Quarterly Edition Includes Variety of Key Federal Sector Decisions - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal...more

Global HR Hot Topic - September 2013: Cross-Border Age Discrimination Compliance

Multinationals have to comply with discrimination laws across their worldwide operations. And multinationals certainly need to comply with their own internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies that they impose...more

Top Ten Policies Every Employee Handbook Should Have

An Employee Handbook is a critical communication tool that sets forth corporate goals, policies and objectives as well as the expectations demanded of employees....more

Angry and Abusive Chefs on Celebrity Cooking Shows Are Normal, But It is a Different Story When the Abuse is Allegedly Race-Based

Paula Deen, a celebrity chef known for her extreme Southern cooking and excesses, has been embroiled in scandal for the last several months, bringing together an odd mix of legal and marketing issues, celebrity, and Southern...more

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