Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title... more +
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title VII has been subsequently extended to discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and sexual stereotypes and to prohibit sexual harassment. Title VII applies to all employers with fifteen or more employees including private employers, state and local governments, and educational institutions.
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The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a new directive advising federal contractors and subcontractors about potential liability that could result from using employees’...more
On January 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive No. 306: "Complying with Non-Discrimination Provisions: Criminal Records Restrictions and...more
New Jersey legislators have proposed a law to prevent employers in the Garden State from asking prospective employees about their criminal history on job applications. This "Ban the Box" proposal refers to the box often...more
On January 29, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") adopted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's ("EEOC") April 25, 2012 Guidance regarding the use of criminal records in employment...more
In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its updated enforcement guidance concerning how, in its view, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) restricts an employer's discretion...more
Over the years, Littler has provided periodic reports on significant cases, regulatory developments and other activities involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or “the Commission”). While such guidance is...more
Earlier this year, the EEOC issued new Enforcement Guidance warning private sector employers that they could face litigation unless they significantly restrict the use of arrest and conviction records in hiring, promotion,...more
What if the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) forced your company to defend a Title VII lawsuit based on a company-wide policy to not hire felons? Peoplemark, Inc. is dealing with this exact scenario in the Sixth...more
Just when most churches have made criminal background screening standard to avoid harm to children, the elderly, and other vulnerable persons and liability, the federal government has issued guidance reminding employers that,...more
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