Human Resources News & Insights

Discriminating against disabled workers, applicants costs utility $1.6 million

Employers feared that disability discrimination cases would skyrocket after Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act a few years ago. Those fears are being realized. And the cost of the latest disability discrimination settlement: almost $1.6 million.  

The EEOC’s 2016 performance report, by the numbers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured more than $482.1 million for victims of discrimination in private, state and local government, and federal workplaces during fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30, the agency reported.  

Why it’s going to get a lot easier for workers to file charges against you

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to stay on employees’ good sides. Now the federal government is making it easier for disgruntled workers to file charges against their employers. 

GINA violation costs home care provider $125K

It’s official: The feds are serious about protecting employers from prying into their workers’ genetic backgrounds.  

New ADA guidance reveals 8 things employers need to know

The ADA’s interactive process has been one of the more vexing aspects of employment law recently. 

Denying benefits to same-sex spouse costs employer $9k

Sign of the times: A West Virginia-based health facility has agreed to settle with an employee who was denied spousal medical benefits for the sole reason that she is a female married to another female.  

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why. 

These EEOC wellness rules kick in Jan. 1: Are your plans ready?

Jan. 1, 2017 may still seem pretty far off, but now’s the time to make sure you’ll be in compliance with the EEOC’s new wellness rules that kick in on New Year’s Day. Here’s why.

New EEOC pay reporting rule issued: 3 things you need to know

It’s official: Employers will have more reporting duties moving forward. Here’s everything you need to know about the EEOC’s new final rule. 

Can you kick a 102-year-old out of the office, even if it’s ‘for his own good’?

If you’re worried about an employee’s health or safety in his current position, can you force the employee to work elsewhere?