Tuesday, June 14, 2022

According to two new independent survey studies published by the EEOC, one involving mediation program participants and the other involving EEOC mediators, the agency’s switch to virtual mediation is in many cases now viewed by both as preferable to

Monday, June 6, 2022

The White House announced that President Biden intends to nominate plaintiffs’ lawyer and employment arbitration opponent Karla Gilbride to be the EEOC’s new General Counsel, a position that has been vacant for the last 15 months.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

In the wake of the omnibus infrastructure legislation approved by Congress in late 2021, and the prospects of increased construction industry employment, the EEOC turned its attention recently to airing opinions on how discrimination and harassment a

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In another example of the EEOC’s growing scrutiny of how the use of Artificial Intelligence tools intersects with the laws the agency enforces, the Commission has issued new technical assistance guidance on ensuring that AI tools don’t violate the AD

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The EEOC has announced that it will not accept 2021 EEO-1 report beyond June 21, 2022, a de facto extension of the May 17 filing deadline. In the meantime, there are still some issues that filers may want to consider before certifying their reports.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Although a bill recently approved by the House of Representatives that bans discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle probably will not be enacted this year, trend lines suggest that it’s only a matter of time before it becomes law.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Last year the EEOC entered into a pact along with the Labor Department and NLRB to aggressively go after allegations of unlawful retaliation. A recent court ruling suggests that the EEOC is taking this charge seriously.

Monday, May 2, 2022

On his first day in office, President Biden instructed all federal agencies to come up with a plan for overcoming barriers that underserved communities face in accessing the benefits and opportunities that might be available through that agency. Some

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Employers required to file EEO-1 reports for 2021 with the EEOC can now do so, although they won’t have much time. Our memo provides details.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

President Biden has nominated plaintiffs’ lawyer Kalpana Kotagal to fill the EEOC Commissioner slot currently held by Janet Dhillon, whose term expires in July. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Ms. Kotagal will give Democrats the majority on the five

Monday, April 11, 2022

According to enforcement statistics covering fiscal year 2021 released recently by the EEOC, both the number of discrimination charges filed and the number of charges resolved hit 30-year lows last year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

As expected, the proposed budget that the President has submitted to Congress to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1 asks for big funding increases for OFCCP and the EEOC, among other workplace enforcement agencies

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

After a six-month delay, Congress and the Biden Administration finally reached agreement on funding the government through the end of September. The EEOC, OFCCP, and the Wage and Hour Division all received modest increases, while the NLRB was flat-fu

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

After a six-month delay, Congress and the Biden Administration finally reached agreement on funding the government through the end of September. The EEOC, OFCCP, and the Wage and Hour Division all received modest increases, while the NLRB was flat-fu

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

CWC recently held a virtual member roundtable on best practices for soliciting race, ethnicity, sex, and other demographic categories from applicants and employees compliant with government reporting requirements. Our memo summarizes the highlights.

Monday, February 28, 2022

The EEOC’s latest update to its EEO-1 website clarifies the filing responsibilities of third-party human resources organizations and their “client employers.” Because many questions still remain about the details of the upcoming EEO-1 filing season,

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will no longer accept so-called “Type 6” establishment records for the upcoming 2021 EEO-1 Report filing season. EEO-1 filers with establishments employing fewer than 50 employees will

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Employers required to file annual EEO-1 reports will be able to file their 2021 EEO-1s with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission beginning on April 12, 2022, according to an announcement posted recently by the agency.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A recent Equal Pay Act ruling by a federal appeals court suggests that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants it both ways when attempting to establish a pay discrimination claim.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

As President Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, we take a look at how many of his key appointments to run the agencies that regulate the workplace have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as well as a number of nominations that still await

Monday, December 20, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its FAQs on COVID-19 and the federal EEO laws to provide additional guidance as to when COVID-19 may constitute a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Monday, November 22, 2021

The three agencies with primary responsibility for enforcing federal employment laws have launched a new initiative to devote added attention to enforcing anti-retaliation protections.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The EEOC has announced that it will no longer accept 2019 and 2020 EEO-1s after November 15, subject to a limited exception for filers with a pending help desk request as of that date.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

In response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has issued a number of templates designed to provide employers with guidance on responding to religious and disability accommodation requests. The templates raise questions, however,

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance for employers on how their policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic interact with federal EEO laws. The revisions focus primarily on clarifying guidance previously provided.

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