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WARN Act Notice Obligation Is Triggered When Mass Layoffs Become Probable

When a company is undergoing a reorganization or downturn in business, and a mass layoff is being contemplated, there are many urgent concerns competing for management’s immediate attention. But as stressful and hectic as that situation may be, a company must not lose sight of its obligations under the Worker Readjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) […]

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EEOC Pay Data Collection: Get Ready, Here It Comes

On September 29, 2016, the EEOC announced that starting on March 31, 2018, certain employers will be required to submit employee pay data to the agency. The data will be used by the EEOC to combat pay discrimination. The new requirement will apply to private employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors, with 100 or more […]

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Pool of Qualified Workers Waiting to be Hired

October is National Disability Awareness month and a great time to remind employers of the many benefits of hiring a qualified person with a disability. People with disabilities represent the single largest and most diverse minority in the US and are an untapped source of qualified candidates. So why are employers missing out on hiring […]

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How “Healthy” is Your Wellness Program?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently brought suit for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against a Wisconsin based company for requiring an employee to submit to a medical exam as part of a “wellness program,” and then terminating the employee when she objected to the program.  This suit is the first […]

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Four “Landmines” and Best Business Practices to Avoid Them

Now that summer vacation is only a memory, “getting back to business” is the primary objective. As part of this, every owner, CFO and HR professional should assess their company’s compliance with workplace laws, in order to avoid “landmines” that can severely impact the positive bottom line you worked so hard to achieve. The best […]

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Court Rules No Religious Discrimination Without Accommodation Request

An employer’s failure to hire a Muslim woman who showed up to her job interview wearing a headscarf was ruled not religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because the applicant never requested religious accommodation, thus failing to provide the notice element for a claim. The Muslim woman filed a […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Abercrombie & Fitch violated the law in firing a Muslim employee

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal judge has found clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch liable for religious discrimination when it fired a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab (religious headscarf). According to the lawsuit, filed in 2011, the Muslim teen worked primarily in the stockroom.  At first she […]

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Federal Agency Says Criminal Background Checks Are Discriminatory

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal anti discrimination laws, initiated lawsuits against two major Companies.  The EEOC charges that these two companies, Dollar General Corp – the largest small-box discount retailer in the United States, and the U.S. unit of BMW, violated Title VII of the Civil […]

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Court Defines “Supervisor”

The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed out a long-awaited ruling that should serve as good news for employers. The high court ruled that only someone with the power to take “tangible employment action” against a subordinate can be considered a “supervisor” in Title VII discriminations cases (race, sex, age, religion, disability, etc.), making it more […]

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EEO-1 Passwords Reset By EEOC

Please be advised that the EEOC has closed the 2012 reporting database and has reset passwords for all users of the online system “in preparation for the 2013 EEO-1 survey.” What this will mean for any company who files an EEO-1 is that you will need to request a new password by emailing your  company […]

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