Ben Penn: Speculation about President-elect Joe Biden‘s pending announcement of Cabinet and sub-Cabinet picks is overshadowing the reality that the Trump administration has a chance to make a handful of important career moves at the U.S. Labor Department.
As many as a third of remote workers who move to a cheaper place to live during the pandemic could end up getting a pay cut that offsets any savings, Willis Towers Watson found in a survey released Thursday.
Ben Penn: Early union endorsements in the labor secretary sweepstakes hyped a pair of candidates, but it’s too soon to rule out the possibility that President-elect Joe Biden could select a more under-the-radar option.
Oatridge Security Group Inc. will pay $375,000 and revamp its workplace policies to resolve an EEOC lawsuit alleging it fired a supervisor on the Seattle Tunnel project because she sought maternity leave and filed a bias charge, court records show.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved changes to its workplace religious discrimination guidance to account for recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious defenses and accommodations, teeing it up for White House review.
Joe Biden’s triumph in the bitterly fought election gives him a chance to shift federal labor agencies’ focus, but his policy decisions will be influenced by the closely divided chambers on Capitol Hill.
Joe Biden’s victory will usher in new leadership at the U.S. Labor Department and—if his campaign pledges are any indication—shift its pandemic response in workers’ direction.
A Democrat could take the reins at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, setting up potential clashes over workplace discrimination litigation and policy actions with the recently minted GOP majority on the civil rights agency’s leadership panel.
EEOC leadership voted to approve a deal with the Labor and Justice departments, agreeing to consult with the DOJ on litigation stances and allow the Labor Department to retain individual discrimination complaints submitted by workers employed by federal contractors.
In 2018, Wells Fargo & Co. sent its high-powered attorney, Eugene Scalia, then a partner at corporate law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, on a mission to San Francisco to make a U.S. Labor Department investigation go away.
A Chicago area chain of sports fashion stores will pay $420,000 and revamp its management hiring and recruitment processes to end an EEOC lawsuit alleging it discriminated against Black and Hispanic workers in filling management positions, federal court records show.
New York’s technology and finance bosses are tempering their expectations for bringing people back to work.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s general counsel and head of litigation were sued by a subordinate who said she was forced out after she spoke up about the sexual harassment of another female lawyer in the group.
Seven states now have laws against workplace discrimination based on employees’ natural hairstyles and a federal bill awaits action in the Senate.
A jury must decide whether name-calling and other harassment a purchaser with a New York glass and window company allegedly faced before being fired violated federal and New York City law, the Eastern District of New York ruled.