As we are preparing for a change in leadership at OFCCP, the Agency has published its first Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report and issued Section 503 Certificates of Merit. As many are aware, OFCCP Director Craig Leen is passionate about fighting for and protecting the rights of individuals with
Archives for January 20, 2021
Directing a union election among dockworkers and clerks at a California distribution center, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official rejected the employer’s argument that an appropriate unit must also include drivers working out of the same facility.
The statute of limitation periods in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) give rise to substantive, non-waivable rights rendering a contractually shortened limitation period unenforceable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held.
Paul Friedman discusses the logistical implications of investigations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration regarding missing plan participants in “EBSA Clarifies Obligations to Missing Retirement Plan Participants,” published by SHRM.
E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states.
How managers can avoid a mass exodus.
In November 2020, Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) published its Election Report, a deep dive into the myriad labor and employment policy questions potentially in play depending on the outcome of the election. The detailed report explored possible outcomes depending upon the results of the presidential election and congressional
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it secured a record amount of recovery for victims of discrimination while continuing to provide vital services to the public through the COVID-19 pandemic during fiscal year 2020, which ended Sept. 30, 2020.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of Kimberly S. L. Essary as deputy chief data officer, a key Senior Executive Service managerial position at the federal agency.
Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros
Tiny amounts of gender bias in employee hiring decisions contribute to concerning rates of discrimination and productivity losses that together represent significant costs, financial and otherwise, for employers, a new study from Oregon State University has found.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), depression causes an estimated 200 million lost workdays each year at the cost of $17 billion to $44 billion to employers.
It has been roughly about five years since we started talking about the future of work, except the concept has now really taken off given the conditions generated by the global pandemic.
Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are available, the question for employers is whether they can require employees to take the vaccine as a condition of employment.
Work-from-home arrangements—and return-to-office concerns—are top-of-mind for executives, risk groups say