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Supreme Court to Decide Whether EEOC Mandatory Conciliations are Enforceable by Lower Courts

In its 2014-2015 term, the Supreme Court will decide whether courts have the authority to review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) conciliation efforts prior to bringing suit. This decision will bring much needed guidance to courts about whether failure … Continue reading

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Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit Following Termination of Employee for Theft

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought suit on behalf of a Walgreens employee who was fired after taking and eating a bag of chips without paying.  The employee claimed she planned to pay for the chips at the cosmetics … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance on pregnancy discrimination, which is the EEOC’s first update on its position regarding this issue since 1983. This guidance has sparked criticism due to some of its controversial provisions. For … Continue reading

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GINA’s First Victim

This past month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) saw its first systematic outcome in a case alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA). A former New York nursing and rehabilitation center will pay $370,000 to settle a … Continue reading

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CHECK PLEASE! Credit Checks for Employees

Your ability to perform credit checks on employees is coming under fire. Ten states, including Connecticut and Vermont, already have limits on an employers’ ability to use credit information in employment decisions. Soon the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may create … Continue reading

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EEO-1 Report Deadline September 30, 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the mailing of notification letters for the 2013 EEO-1 survey is complete. Federal law requires all private employers with 100 or more employees to file the EEO-1 report annually by September 30.  … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Specific Disabilities

“Nearly 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, or epilepsy, and more than 2 million have an intellectual disability . . . .  Many of them are looking for jobs or are already in the workplace.”                                   EEOC Chair … Continue reading

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EEOC Complaint Alleges That Black Employees Were Racially Harassed by Black Supervisor

A recently filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint alleging that a black supervisor made racially harassing comments to black employees provides a useful reminder to employers to be on the lookout for, and to address, any and all complaints … Continue reading

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Releases Final Regulations Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has finally released Final Regulations implementing and interpreting the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”). The Final Regulations reiterate the intent of the ADAAA: to make it easier for disabled individuals to come within … Continue reading

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H1N1 Update

It really seems that the topic of a swine flu outbreak cannot be avoided. Indeed, as I blog about this very issue, Anderson Cooper is on the television discussing how the vaccine is scarce. As we previously blogged last month, … Continue reading

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