Updated technical assistance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) clarifies how employers can require or encourage employees to take a COVID-19 vaccine, but attorneys advising employers point out how the document also contains cautions. The EEOC updated its technical assistance on May 28 to address questions about how federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws may be […]
As the vaccine rollout continues across the United States, employers are figuring out their employees’ needs. Some employers have opted to offer incentives for employees to get vaccinated, noting that having a vaccinated workforce can help reduce risks of COVID spread and absences as a result. Others have taken a hands-off approach and are allowing […]
Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new rule affecting its own processes for dealing with employers under investigation. The conciliation process, which is statutorily mandated, occurs after the agency has determined reasonable cause exists to believe an employer has violated an employment statute and is the means by which it attempts […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the upcoming opening of four EEO data collections. The agency collects workplace data from public and private employers meeting certain thresholds annually but had previously delayed collection of the 2019 and 2020 data because of the pandemic.
President Joe Biden has switched the leadership of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from Republicans to Democrats, but the GOP still holds a majority of the commission’s five seats, meaning immediate major policy changes may not be quick in coming.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently unveiled regulations to modify the presuit conciliation process in hopes of finally settling some employment disputes.
In contrast with other litigation, a case filed against an employer by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a very public affair. Typically, the EEOC will issue a press release when it files a new lawsuit identifying the employer and providing a summary of the alleged discriminatory conduct.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) temporarily stopped issuing right-to-sue notices on charges that had been filed. The pause was recently lifted, and the notices are coming out again.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing changes to its conciliation procedure, a process that employers have criticized for years.
Dollar General is the latest employer to settle with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its use of criminal history information in the hiring process.