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EEOC ISSUES PUBLICATIONS ON RIGHTS OF JOB APPLICANTS, EMPLOYEES WITH HIV

“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued two documents addressing workplace rights for individuals with HIV infection under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the right to be free from employment discrimination and harassment, and the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. The White House has issued a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States. One of the steps... Read More

EEOC GOES HOLLYWOOD: COMMISSION TO PROBE GENDER DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FEMALE DIRECTORS

“Several women directors say that they have received notices from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asking to set up interviews in an apparent start to an investigation over gender discrimination in Hollywood. According to a copy of the letter obtained by Variety, the EEOC is asking directors to speak with them so that “we may learn more about the gender-related issues” they are facing in entertainment. The letter indicated that... Read More

BMW SETTLES EEOC CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SUIT FOR 1.6 MILLION

“BMW Manufacturing Co. L.L.C. will pay $1.6 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit that charged it was liable for race discrimination in connection with its former criminal background checks policy, which allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans, the agency said Tuesday. The 2013 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Spartanburg, North Carolina, alleged that when Spartanburg-based BMW switched... Read More

TRUCKING FIRM TO PAY UP IN EEOC PRE-EMNPLOYMENT EXAM CASE

“An Indianapolis trucking firm has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination case, in which it was charged with requiring pre-employment medical exams. The EEOC said Tuesday that Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by subjecting applicants to medical exams before making a conditional offer of employment, and discriminating against... Read More

SCOTUS HOLDS THAT EEOC CONCILIATION EFFORTS ARE SUBJECT TO LIMITED JUDICIAL REVIEW

I. Procedural Background and Party Positions “After investigating a gender discrimination claim against Mach Mining, the EEOC determined that reasonable cause existed to believe that the company had engaged in unlawful hiring practices. The EEOC sent a letter inviting Mach Mining and the claimant to participate in informal conciliation proceedings. About a year later, the EEOC sent Mach Mining another letter stating that it had determined that... Read More

EEOC PUBLISHES PROPOSED RULES ON HOW ADA RELATES TO WELLNESS PROGRAMS

“Many employers offer corporate wellness programs to promote healthier lifestyles, prevent disease and reduce healthcare costs. These wellness programs may include, for example, nutrition classes, on-site exercise facilities, weight-loss and smoking-cessation programs, and/or coaching to help employees meet personal fitness goals. On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a much-anticipated notice of proposed... Read More

TEXAS SUES THE EEOC OVER ITS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND GUIDANCE

“For the second time in less than six months, the EEOC finds itself on the wrong side of a lawsuit.  On November 4, 2013, the State of Texas sued the EEOC in the Northern District of Texas seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the EEOC for issuing its 2012 arrest and conviction guidance (the “2012 Guidance”). In short, the Texas complaint argues that the EEOC did not have the authority to issue this  rule (described in detail... Read More

EEOC INTENDS TO CONTEST HIRING BARRIERS

“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s current enforcement priorities include eliminating hiring barriers, exploring emerging workplace issues, and examining employer compensation practices, EEOC Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic said at an April 24 conference. Lipnic said EEOC established these priorities and others in its FY 2013-2016 strategic enforcement plan, which commissioners approved 3-1 in December 2012 (30 HRR 1377, 12/24/12). In... Read More

EEOC CRIMINAL HISTORY GUIDANCE PASSED

The EEOC Criminal History Guidance just passed by a 4-1 vote.  Mega Group Online will update you as more information regarding this guidance becomes available.  Read More

EEOC EXPECTED TO RELEASE NEW GUIDANCE ON APRIL 25

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC will hold a meeting to vote on new guidance regarding the use of criminal arrest and conviction records in employment.  The current EEOC guidance (1987 EEOC Policy Statement on the Issue of Conviction Records under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/convict1.html) on this matter requires employers to take into consideration the following to... Read More

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