Tag Archives: EEOC

Don’t miss the EEOC’s March 31 data deadline

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It may have been off everyone’s radar for awhile, but the EEO-1 report is back. And it’s due by the end of March. As reported in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual … Continue reading →

Title VII and sex discrimination…where will it end up?

“Sex discrimination” – what does that mean? Sounds simple, right? Discrimination against an individual because of their sex. But what does “because of their sex” mean? And what exactly is protected pursuant to Title VII? Those are the questions that … Continue reading →

The increasing trend toward pay transparency: EEOC announces changes to EEO-1 report

On September 29, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, not only will applicable employers have to submit demographic information, but employee W-2 wages and hours worked data … Continue reading →

Time to reconsider well-being programs

Keeping up to date with health care-related legislative and regulatory changes can be a full-time endeavor. We know that many employers categorize the challenges of compliance as a necessary burden, and we can understand why. However, sometimes new rules provide … Continue reading →

2016: The year of pay equity discrimination claims

The employment practices liability (EPL) landscape never disappoints when it comes to keeping employers on their toes. 2015 was no different. Continue reading →

EEOC 2014 Charge Statistics: Fewer Discrimination Charges, but Risks Remain High

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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Fiscal Year 2014 Charge Statistics earlier this month. Not surprisingly, the total number of charges filed were down nearly 5,000 from fiscal year 2013. However, retaliation charges hit an all-time high … Continue reading →

EEOC Spooks Employers on Wellness

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A recent injunction by a district court has thrown a scare into many employers who maintain wellness programs.  The injunction was in response to request by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the Honeywell wellness program and keeps Honeywell … Continue reading →

The EEOC Goes Trolling


In what appears to be a first for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Commission used a mass email to 1,330 current and former employees of a company under an age discrimination investigation in order to solicit assistance in … Continue reading →

“Gone Fishing, Not Sure When We’ll Be Back” – The Federal Government

It may be days or weeks before we figure out all of the implications of the federal government shutdown. Remember, it took us some time to realize that air traffic control would be impacted the last time the federal government … Continue reading →

Must U.S. Employers Hire Criminals?


One recent development likely to be relevant to a large number of employers is the new Enforcement Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. Continue reading →