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.
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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 […]
by H. Juanita M. Beecher, Fortney & Scott, LLC It’s early days to know exactly what a President Donald Trump will mean for federal contractors, but contractors can certainly speculate on what they would like a President Trump to do.
Form I-9; here’s what’s new. Use by January 22. An extra page, a blank or two. And by the way, the instructions grew.
by Kara M. Maciel, Esq. and Dan Deacon, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey In part one of this article, we focused on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has become more aggressive in its whistleblower enforcement efforts. Together, the EEOC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have recently taken steps to make it […]
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.
by Kara M. Maciel, Esq. and Dan Deacon, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey Now more than ever, employers are at an increased risk of facing a retaliation complaint as regulatory rule changes and expansive federal laws make asserting these claims much easier for employees to prevail.
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.
A federal district court has permanently blocked a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have created new requirements for employers looking to keep unions out of their workplaces.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has encouraged the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to move forward with its “blacklisting” plan for federal contractors, despite a court’s injunction temporarily halting implementing regulations.