The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. But the new guidance throws in a few wrinkles about what’s considered discriminatory — and how to stay in compliance — that employers need to know. The proposed guidance released by the EEOC expresses […]
The Obama administration’s already brought some big employment law changes — and there’s likely more where that came from. Here’s a rundown of recently introduced bills that could impact your recruiting efforts:
Two Democratic cornerstone pieces of legislation passed the U.S. House last week: The Lilly Ledbetter Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. And Ledbetter cleared a major hurdle in the Senate, too.
After a series of blows against its pay practices, a judge finally granted Google some good news. But the ruling also made it clear the tech juggernaut’s legal saga wasn’t over yet. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss dismissed the class proposed in a class-action lawsuit against Google, which claimed the company systematically […]
When there’s a discrepancy in pay between two similarly situated employees, there needs to be a tangible reason, like a difference in experience or training. But one company couldn’t offer a reason, and it landed in court for it. Made thousands less Sarah Lindsley worked for Omni Hotels in Texas for 16 years, starting out […]
One of the most common pay-determining techniques could now put your company in legal danger.
When this employer rolled out its parental leave policy a few years ago, it probably never imagined it would be facing an EEOC discrimination lawsuit by one of its employees. But that’s just what happened to one of the biggest names in cosmetics.
Is your company covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA or GINA? If so, you need to know what the feds just did. The EEOC has announced the penalty for violating the notice-posting (a.k.a., “poster”) requirements under those three laws will more than double. Here’s what you need to know:
The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why.
The EEOC is supplanting a 14-year-old section in its compliance manual with a brand new set of enforcement guidance.
Just in case you thought the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was easing up: The agency recently resolved two separate discrimination cases to the tune of about $164k.
Remember that thing about equal pay for equal work? It also applies to severance packages, according to a recent federal court ruling.
Two women are suing “League of Legends” video game developer Riot Games for discrimination, harassment, and violation of the California Equal Pay Act.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to strengthen the Equal Pay Act.
How many times has an incriminating email sunk a company in court? That’s why it’s refreshing to read about this case, where a firm’s electronic communication proved its innocence to a judge.
A bill’s working its way through Congress that could cause a lot of headaches for HR and anyone involved in hiring.
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