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The United States Equal Opportunity Commission is a federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace.... more +
The United States Equal Opportunity Commission is a federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. Specifically, the Agency addresses instances where employees or applicants are discriminated against on the basis of color, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and/or genetic information.  less -

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Without much fanfare, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for filing of this year’s EEO-1 Survey until June 1, 2018. As a result of modifications to...more

Title VII In Transition? Texas Federal Court Rules That Anti-Discrimination Statute Protects Transgender Individuals

In a landmark ruling, a federal court judge in Texas issued an opinion holding—unequivocally—that Title VII protects transgender individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity. Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Company,...more

Ninth Circuit Rules That Basing Employees’ Wages on Their Prior Compensation Violates the Equal Pay Act

Employers in the Ninth Circuit (which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawai’i) can no longer justify pay differentials between male and female employees based upon...more

Macy’s To Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Retailer Refused to Excuse Asthmatic Employee's One-Day Absence and Fired Her, Federal Agency Charged - CHICAGO - Macy's will pay a former long-term employee $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by...more

Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs: Methodology for Developing the Scheduling List Supply & Service Federal...

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released its scheduling methodology for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 scheduling list. The two-page document describes the process the agency used to develop the...more

Pruitthealth Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Raleigh Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Refused to Accommodate Pregnant Nursing Assistant and Forced Resignation, Federal Agency Charges - RALEIGH, N.C. - PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business...more

Second Circuit Reverses Course and Rules That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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In an en banc decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided on February 26 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Zarda v....more

EEOC’s Notice Pleading Survives Motion To Dismiss In Failure To Accommodate And Wrongful Termination Suit

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A North Carolina district court recently declined to dismiss a failure to accommodate and wrongful termination action brought by the EEOC on behalf of a patient accounts representative in EEOC v. Advance Home Care, Inc....more

DDZ To Pay $625,400 To Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Louisville Printer Shunned Women for Hire Into Boxer/Packer Jobs for Nearly Three Years and Created Hostile Environment for Women, Federal Agency Charged - LOUISVILLE, Ky. - DDZ, Inc., doing business as DDZ CA, Inc.,...more

Top Five Labor Law Developments For March 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

1.The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued to deal with tumult over the “joint-employer” issue. On March 1, the Board asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to resume considering an appeal of...more

Mariah Carey Won’t Let Bipolar Diagnosis “Define” or “Control” Her

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Mariah Carey, known as an iconic singer-songwriter and a dramatic diva, disclosed to People magazine last week that she has bipolar disorder. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, Carey says she finally sought treatment...more

Beltway Buzz - April, 2018 #2

Ryan Retires. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced on April 11 that he won’t seek reelection in November. While Ryan is much more of a budget wonk than a labor guru, the Buzz will be monitoring the impacts of this...more

I’m Legal Counsel To Our Diversity Office; What Do I Need To Know About Data Analytics?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As if you don’t have enough on your plate already. You just heard in the lunchroom that your Chief Diversity Officer is making a presentation to a trade group on the company’s workforce demographics. Should you care?...more

Compliance News Flash

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Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

NYC Lawmakers Aim To Curb Sexual Harassment With Sweeping Legislation

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On the heels of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the New York City Council passed a slate of legislation earlier this week aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Entitled the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC...more

Candid Litho Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for Over $240,000

Female Employee Subjected to Sex Discrimination and Retaliatory Discharge, Federal Agency Charged - LAS VEGAS - Candid Litho Printing, LTD, doing business as Candid Worldwide, a printing and graphic arts company with...more

New Orleans Towing Company Sued by EEOC For Breaching Settlement Agreement

Company Refused to Pay Money Pursuant to Settlement Agreement It Signed at EEOC Mediation of Pregnancy Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Charges - NEW ORLEANS - TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans-based towing business,...more

The Bubbler – April 2018

Lots to talk about in the Labor & Employment world! The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect on April 1, 2018, imposing stricter non-discrimination rules on employers of pregnant workers. The U.S....more

Employers Left in the Dark After U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Issue Ruling on Long Term Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation...

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals holding that a multi-month leave of absence is beyond the scope of a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with...more

Equal Pay Day 2018: Trends and Developments in Pay Equity Litigation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This publication provides a brief overview of recent trends and developments in pay equity litigation and analyzes significant decisions and filings that have had an impact on those issues. We hope that our clients and...more

“Why Matters” – In Texas, Proving Same-Sex Harassment “More Complicated” than Proving Opposite-Sex Harassment

by Bracewell LLP on

On April 6, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision assessing what evidence is necessary to support an actionable same-sex sexual harassment claim. In an opinion totaling over 100 pages, the six-justice majority and...more

Sixth Circuit Extends Title VII Protection to Gender Identity Discrimination, Joining Second and Seventh Circuits

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Last month, with its decision in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., 884 F.3d 560 (6th Cir. 2018) the Sixth Circuit broadened Title VII protection to include protection for individuals who are transgender or...more

Two Guys Walk into a Wine Bar… Not a Joke as Another Court Recognizes Claim for Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation

I have told clients for years that they ignore claims based on sexual orientation at their peril, and another court is backing me up. An Arizona federal district court just ordered a wine bar to pay real money ($100,000) to...more

The Dangers of Misunderstanding “Pregnancy Accommodation”

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

In the wake of the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Young v. UPS, many employers have gotten “way too excited” and have “way oversimplified” their duty to accommodate pregnant employees (or not!)....more

#MeToo Movement’s Impact on Nondisclosure Agreements or Clauses Covering Sexual Harassment

by Hogan Lovells on

Employers and employees entering into separation or settlement agreements have traditionally agreed to nondisclosure clauses that prohibit disclosure of the agreement or the circumstances leading to its execution. ...more

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