All Items: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • Acosta and Lipnic Share DOL and EEOC Priorities

    Date:
    October 18, 2017

    Secretary of Labor Acosta and EEOC Acting Chair Lipnic spoke at a presentation on employment and labor law regulations during the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting in Washington, DC.

  • Court Orders EEOC to Reconsider Wellness Program Fees

    Date:
    August 30, 2017

    A federal court has found EEOC rules allowing employers to increase healthcare insurance premiums of employees who do not participate in wellness programs to be arbitrary, and sent them back to the agency for reconsideration.

  • Sexual, Racial Harassment Settlement Will Cost Ford Motor Co. Up to $10 Million

    Date:
    August 24, 2017

    A US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation uncovered reasonable cause to believe that female and African-American employees at two Ford plants in the Chicago area had been subjected to sexual and racial harassment, and that the company retaliated against employees who complained about it.

  • Trump Nominates Gade for EEOC Vacancy

    Date:
    August 10, 2017

    The nomination of Daniel Gade to the EEOC would, if confirmed, put a Republican majority on the commission and mark a shift to more conservative positions.

  • EEOC Commissioner Yang Reviews Agency Priorities at New York Seminar

    Date:
    June 8, 2017

    Commissioner Jenny R. Yang delivered remarks confirming that the agency's mission continues on despite a shift in priorities by the Trump administration and changing commission appointments.

  • Supreme Court Rules on EEOC Subpoena Standard of Review

    Date:
    April 5, 2017

    The McLane Co., Inc., v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision aligns the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' standard of review for EEOC subpoenas with that of the other circuits.

  • Trump Tabs New Temporary Heads of NLRB and EEOC

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    President Trump has taken steps to shift the direction of the NLRB and EEOC in naming Philip Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic as acting chairs of these agencies. Both are Republicans who often dissented from employee-friendly rulings and regulations in recent years.

  • EEOC Workplace Discrimination Charges Increased Slightly in FY2016

    Date:
    January 25, 2017

    The 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2016 represents an increase of 2% over fiscal 2015 but a decrease of 8% from the all-time high of 99,922 charges filed in fiscal 2010.

  • EEOC Releases Proposed Enforcement Guidance Addressing Harassment

    Date:
    January 12, 2017

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal employment discrimination laws. Employers and other stakeholders may submit comments until February 9, 2017.

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Programs Without Religious Exemptions Targeted by EEOC

    Date:
    January 6, 2017

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of their business.

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