Category: Employment Law

Employment law is the bread and butter of the HR Daily Advisor. Check out articles from this topic to see what the latest rules and regulations are, as well as track important employment law cases.

EEOC Slows Enforcement, But Makes Headway on Backlog

Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that in Fiscal Year 2016, it filed fewer lawsuits and resolved fewer claims outside of court than it has in recent years, despite an increase in charges filed. Employers also paid less monetary relief.

wellness

Court Declines to Apply ADA’s Benefits Safe Harbor to Employer’s Wellness Incentive

In hearing a recent federal challenge to an employer’s wellness incentive program, a court rejected the company’s contention that the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) safe harbor for benefits administration should apply. However, the court dismissed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) claim that Orion Energy Systems Inc.’s incentive violated the ADA, even though […]

HIPAA

HIPAA Experts Highlight Recent ‘Spike’ in Enforcement

A recent surge in monetary Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlements is altering the compliance landscape at a time when new technical and legal challenges also are coming into play, practitioners and regulators told a recent conference.

Equal Pay

How Not to Handle an Equal Pay Claim: Sue the Complaining Employee

A recent judgment offers a lesson in responding to discrimination claims. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an employer has been ordered to pay $37,500 in damages for filing suit against an employee because she filed an equal pay charge.