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InterConnect - Counsel for the Road Ahead®

In this Issue: - Get Organized! With NLRB’s “Ambush Election Rules” Looming, Employers Must Be Proactive in Their Union-Free Message - What’s Cooking?: The FDA’s Proposed Regulations on Sanitary Food...more

Bruce Levenson Takeaways, Plus 5 History Lessons To Add “Oomph” To Your Business Ethics Training

It’s amazing to me that we’ve made it to 2014 and we’re still hearing widespread reports of racism and race-based harassment and discrimination. In 2013, the EEOC received 8,519 race-based harassment and discrimination...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

Sal's Mexican Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Charge Involving a Teenager

FRESNO - Sal's Mexican Restaurant in Fresno, Calif., has settled a sexual harassment charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $15,000, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged...more

Crazy Statistics: Protect Your Company From The 234 Million Dollar Beast with Discrimination and Harassment Training

Do you want to hear some CRAZY numbers? Of course you do, because just like me, you read about harassment and discrimination settlements for fun. (We are weird people, and probably need to take up a different hobby, but I...more

Federal Judge Rules Prime Trucking’s Same-Sex Training Policy Violates Federal Law

New Prime's Driver Training Program Discriminates Against Women, EEOC Charged and Court Agrees - ST. LOUIS - A federal judge ruled August 14 that New Prime, Inc., one the nation's largest trucking companies, violated...more

The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistakes

According to statistics collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, harassment charges have stayed relatively stable over the past three years, and the number of “cause” determinations has actually declined....more

Advanced Manufacturing Requires Next-Generation Employees

Last week, Scott Kaspar addressed the “skills gap” that concerns high-tech manufacturers with state-side production facilities. But manufacturers need employees with more than mere technical skills. Workers should be able to...more

EEOC Opens Registration for EXCEL Conference for Public & Private Sectors

Federal Agency's 17th Annual Premier Training Event to Take Place Aug. 12-14 in San Diego - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that registration has officially opened...more

5 Elements You Should Look for in an Effective Harassment and Discrimination Training Program

Do your employees know your policies? Are you absolutely sure they understand how they can treat – and how they cannot treat – their fellow employees? Well according to some new research, it’s more critical than ever that you...more

Infographic: New EEOC Stats Show Critical Need for Improved Workplace Harassment Training

I personally find harassment and discrimination to be a very frustrating issue. We all know we shouldn’t do it. It’s intuitive. We learn from a very early age to treat people with kindness and to not discriminate, and yet,...more

EEOC Announces 2014 Federal Training Courses

Programs Include OPM Joint Training: EEO and HR for Managers & Supervisors WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the online posting of its 2014 Federal Training Course...more

7 States Dominate Race Charges – Southern Charm No Replacement for Ethics and Compliance Training

Why do southern states in particular need ethics and compliance training? - The EEOC recently released fiscal year 2013 data on its enforcement and litigation efforts. The data totals EEOC charges by type of...more

EEOC’s Washington Field Office to Hold Advanced EEO Workshops on July 17 in Washington

Expert Attorneys Will Speak on Cutting-Edge Issues - WASHINGTON -- The EEOC Training Institute and Washington Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are pleased to announce their 7th ...more

Lilly Ledbetter to Headline EXCEL Training Event August 27-29 in Denver

EEOC's Premiere Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Law Program Will Now Feature Private, State, Local Agenda - WASHINGTON-To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter,...more

EEOC Announces 2013 Federal Training Courses

Programs Include OPM Joint Training, 'EEO and HR for Managers & Supervisors' - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the online posting of its 2013 Federal Training...more

OFCCP Issues Guidance on Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently posted a Directive on “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race...more

OFCCP Directive Adopts EEOC Guidance and Outlines New Procedures and Existing Legal Obligations Regarding Criminal Background...

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

Unpaid Interns, Volunteers, And Trainees

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Every employer who has or intends to hire unpaid interns. When must an intern be paid: All “employees” of a business must be paid at least minimum wage unless they are a...more

Altec to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Failed to Hire Seventh-day Adventist Due to His Refusal to Work on the Sabbath, Federal Agency Alleged - ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Altec Industries, Inc., a Birmingham, Ala. based manufacturing company, will pay ...more

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