The Paycheck Fairness Act may have stalled in the Senate, but there’s no shortage of new bills before both houses of Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
There seems to be a new code word for coveted young job candidates: “Digital natives.” And if you use it, you could be opening yourself up to an age discrimination charge.
Firing an employee for violating company policy isn’t unusual. And typically, policies help companies defend their actions. But when the policy is discriminatory, following it can be costly.
There are plenty of legal tactics employers can use to lower their healthcare premiums. Firing workers over the age of 65 is not one of them.
The Supreme Court recently ruled on two employment cases. The result: It’s now even harder to fight retaliation claims.
Offering severance agreements that ask employees to waive the right to sue can help tough layoffs go smoother. But companies can’t forget these special rules regarding age discrimination claims.
This company tried to win an age bias suit on a technicality after a CEO called a worker “old and ugly.” Here’s why it didn’t work.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019, the largest number alleging retaliation. Those figures don’t include any charges filed with state or local fair employment agencies, which EEOC does not report. The number was down slightly from 2018’s tally of more than […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on June 11 released updates to its document “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” The guidance, presented in a Q&A format, is especially critical as more businesses prepare to re-open facilities for the first time since state governments issued stay-at-home […]
Recruitment firm made comments that were ‘ageist in nature.’
Here’s some great news: If the Department of Labor’s too overloaded to handle your employee’s FLSA or FMLA complaint, a new federal program will help that worker get in touch with a lawyer who can pursue the matter.
This year, employers may be surprised to find the penalty for failing to file a Form 5500 jumped all the way to $2,063 per day (up from $1,100). But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Responsible HR recordkeeping starts long before any job candidate walks through the door the first time, and doesn’t end until long after the person leaves.
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