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All Items: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • Restaurant Chain Pays Nearly $3 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims

    Date:
    May 10, 2018

    The Florida-based chain Seasons 52 has agreed to pay $2.85 million and provide equitable relief to settle an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of applicants ages 40 and older who had been denied jobs because of their age.

  • EEOC Details Its Plans for Enforcement, Outreach

    Date:
    February 20, 2018

    The EEOC has released its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 following review of comments submitted on the draft Strategic Plan. The EEOC also submitted its FY 2019 budget request, seeking more than $1.8 million above the current budgetary level.

  • Court Vacates Parts of EEOC Wellness Rule

    Date:
    January 4, 2018

    A federal court has vacated portions of the rules issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that would have allowed employers to increase healthcare insurance premiums of employees who do not participate in wellness programs. However, the order will not take effect until January 1, 2019, to avoid business disruptions.

  • EEOC Commissioner Feldblum Nominated for Third Term

    Date:
    December 19, 2017

    Chai Feldblum joined the EEOC in 2010 under President Obama and has focused her service on employment of people with disabilities, pregnancy accommodation, sexual orientation and transgender discrimination, and harassment prevention.

  • EEOC Releases Draft Strategic Plans for FY 2018-2022

    Date:
    December 13, 2017

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will focus on aligning its resources to improve discrimination prevention and public education about the discrimination laws, according to a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022.

  • EEOC Opens Online Portal to File and Track Discrimination Charges

    Date:
    November 6, 2017

    The EEOC announced the launch of a public portal on November 1 to provide online access for individuals to request intake interviews, make appointments and track their charge information.

  • 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.

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