Human Resources News & Insights

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

A U.S. appeals court in Atlanta made a lot of waves in the employment law community this week by ruling that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are some interesting wrinkles to the case that employers need to know about. 

EEOC: Yes, you have to protect employees from this too

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused this employer of making a big mistake, and the employer is now paying $250,000 for it. 

Pre-hire assessments have Target Corp. on the hook for $2.8M

The EEOC has found some of Target Corporation’s pre-hire assessments wanting. 

EEOC reinterprets the rules: Discrimination against homosexuals now illegal

Despite no laws being on the books that specifically ban employers from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals, the EEOC has said such bias is now illegal. On what grounds? 

And the Employer Policy Hall of Shame’s newest inductee is …

Did this organization really think it could get away with this policy, which should immediately be enshrined in the Employer Policy Hall of Shame? 

Feds make it official: Gender identity is covered under anti-bias laws

Congress may have dragged its feet on establishing anti-discrimination rules involving gender identity issues, but the Obama administration has issued its own guidance.  

Feds’ latest GINA recordkeeping proposal

If a GINA complaint is filed against your company, a new rule (if passed) would require you to maintain all relevant employment and personnel records until the charge is resolved.

Do’s and don’ts of a layoff

There are right ways and wrong ways to preside over a layoff. The right ways can get everyone through it with as little pain as possible. The wrong ways can get you sued.

Looming HR legislation: 2 major changes that affect you

It’s an election year. That means candidates are loading up new pieces of legislation, and two of the proposals directly affect how you’ll do your job.