Making good on promises from earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun cracking down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. The DOJ recently announced a settlement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC, a New Mexico onion farm.
New guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on religious liberty in employment “signals a shift in federal employment law and policy,” according to an attorney who focuses on employment law.
by Tammy Binford U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement changing his department’s position on transgender employment discrimination marks a change in the legal landscape, but it doesn’t alter employer obligations under various state and local laws or the position taken by other federal agencies. In an October 4 memo to U.S. attorneys titled “Revised Treatment […]
Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—recently rejected an employee’s claim of disability-based harassment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding her employer’s good-faith efforts to engage in […]
A federal district court has dismissed a website accessibility suit filed against Domino’s Pizza because the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has not yet finalized regulations on the issue. The decision, however, does little to help businesses decide on a course of action, according to one expert.
Two federal agencies have announced that going forward, they intend to pursue criminal charges against individuals involved in illegal anticompetitive activity. And HR professionals “often are in the best position” to ensure compliance, the organizations said in a new guidance.
by Denise Trani-Morris Just as in any other job, California state employees can be incapacitated in this line of duty and can receive certain special disability retirement benefits. However, once deemed no longer incapacitated, the employee must be reinstated. This was reaffirmed by a recent appeals case.
Joseph “Sepp” Blatter is a man whose name seems an adjective as much as a proper noun. Blatter, as you likely know by now, was just elected to a fifth term as President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international umbrella organization for international soccer. The 79-year-old Blatter was his typically arrogant […]
In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama pressed Congress to “pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.” Although the president’s plea for the passage of stronger pay discrimination laws is unlikely to sway the Republican-controlled House and Senate, the […]
The owner of a Missoula, Montana, roofing business faced a large fine and a felony charge for employer misconduct for trying to sweep the truth past the Montana State Fund to keep from paying higher workers’ comp premiums. Despite having over 300 roofing permits and purchasing over $1 million in roofing supplies, the roofer classified […]