Human Resources News & Insights

EEOC’s wellness litigation strategy gets slapped around in Senate hearing

Republicans’ predicted assault on what some employers perceive as over-aggressive federal agency enforcement of employment laws may have just begun — and they haven’t even taken control of Congress yet. 

Fixed leave policy costs company $1.35M

A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit highlights the dangers of fixed leave policies. 

Another group goes after EEOC’s background check guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t made a lot of friends with its stance on background checks – and now the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has filed a report on the subject. 

The DOL recovered how much money last year?

The Department of Labor (DOL) has weighed in on how it did in 2013. 

What would this new bill do to background checks?

A new law, if passed, might eliminate background checks entirely from the employment process. 

Firm forced staffers to study Scientology, talk to the walls

If you always wanted a job where you were paid to scream at ashtrays and take 20 vitamin pills a day, this company would have been right for you — before it was sued by the EEOC. 

Texas vs. the EEOC and criminal background checks

The latest chapter in criminal background check drama finds an entire state suing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

Another court ruling rakes EEOC tactics over the coals

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just got slapped down again.

Whoops: EEOC owes trucking firm $4.7 million

Not many HR pros would protest this recent trend that’s affecting some of the biggest employers in the U.S.

Criminal background checks: Feds try to clear the air

The feds have been getting a lot of flack — including from nine state attorney generals — about the EEOC’s stance on the use of criminal background checks in the workplace. Now the EEOC has weighed in again — and you’ll want to hear what they have to say.