Tag: ADEA

Almost Royal: How Not to Conduct an Interview

The BBC’s faux reality show, Almost Royal, follows the lives of British aristocrat siblings, Poppy and Georgie Carlton as they tour the United States with their father’s ashes in tow. After their father’s untimely demise from a shooting accident, this brother-sister duo travel across the Atlantic to tour the country that their father loved in accordance […]

Big No-No: Questioning Employees about Their Retirement Plans

Q We have an employee who is about to turn 65. He has been with the company about 10 years. He is very negative about the organization and has created the same negativity in his two direct reports. In all honesty, we would like him to retire because of the toxic attitude. May we ask […]

discrimination

Avoiding Candidates with ‘Too Much Experience’ Could Land Employers in Hot Water

A 58-year-old attorney had too much experience to seek an in-house legal position with a healthcare products company. In a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—decision, the court considered whether the “disparate impact” provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) covers job applicants or only current […]

The Rise of Digital Discrimination in the Wake of Targeted Job Ads

“Help Wanted” ads have evolved significantly since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967—from classified ads in the local newspaper, to listings on company websites and online jobs sites like ZipRecruiter.com and Indeed.com. With the recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has changed even further.

Diversity Training: True or False?

Yesterday’s Advisor provided a quick diversity training exercise on the potential for legal trouble from certain comments managers might make. Today we’ll go over a true-false quiz that could help you in your diversity training.

Maryland

EEOC Seeks Enhanced Damages for Age Discrimination in Benefits Calculations

by Kevin C. McCormick, JD, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP In a significant decision, The U.S. district court in Baltimore declined to award the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retroactive or prospective monetary relief in an age discrimination case in which the agency claimed that Baltimore County had improperly calculated pension fund contributions.

ERIP Basics

ERIP stands for Early Retirement Incentive Plan. Employers have been using ERIPs for years—they’re an effective way to influence the workforce and even sometimes to avoid implementing a layoff.