Wednesday, March 22, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The issuance of so-called Commissioner charges by the individual EEOC Commissioners took a big jump last year, with no clear indication as to why. Our memo explains what a Commissioner charge is, and its implications for an
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
We’re pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently held virtual 2023 Workplace Equity Policy Conference.
The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
The EEOC has updated its nearly 10-year-old guidance on hearing disabilities in the workplace to take into account recent technological advances as well as to put a greater emphasis on an employer’s reasonable accommodation obligations with respect t
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent public hearing on the discriminatory impacts of artificial intelligence in the employment context demonstrated both the EEOC’s increasing attention to and greater sophistication with the issue. The
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Our comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on its proposed 2023-2027 “Strategic Enforcement Plan” urge the agency to expedite compliance guidance on the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, while also offering several reco
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has published its proposed Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2023 – 2027. The document, which sets out what are expected to be the agency’s enforcement priorities, adds the use of artificial intelligence and mandatory
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
CWC has filed written comments with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in support of the agency’s announced intent to get approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue using a slightly revised version of the EEO-1
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
CWC is pleased to advise our members that we have updated our EEO-1 headcount benchmarking tables with the 2020 EEO-1 data, the latest available from the EEOC.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Contained within the massive government spending bill recently approved by Congress is a new law that expands protection for pregnant workers. Our memo analyzes the new law, which goes into effect at the end of June.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
The final FY 2023 government spending deal reached by Congress shortly before it adjourned contains budget increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, with the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c
Monday, December 12, 2022
Our written comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on its draft “Strategic Plan” for 2022-2026 urge the agency to include metrics that will encourage quality charge investigations, with less emphasis on conducting resource-intensive
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
With the results of the 2022 mid-term elections now in, CWC has dusted off its crystal ball to take a look at what the changed political dynamic might mean for employment policy issues.
Monday, November 21, 2022
Janet Dhillon, one of three Republican Commissioners on the five-member EEOC, has resigned her seat, a few weeks earlier than her term would have ended anyway. The now evenly divided Commission means that the tactical advantage that Republicans have
Thursday, November 17, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue collecting EEO-1 “Component 1” data for the next three years. The proposal
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
The Government Accountability Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, has issued a report suggesting that on average the EEOC is doing an ok job in handling its discrimination charge processing duties, but that there are glaring inconsistencie
Thursday, November 10, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC’s proposed new five-year Strategic Plan is largely consistent with previous plans, although there are some notable changes. The agency is inviting public feedback, and CWC intends to file comments by the December 5
Thursday, November 3, 2022
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 31 lawsuits in the last week of September alone, well above the agency’s ten-year average monthly total of 11 suits filed. Our memo provides a summary.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
The EEOC has issued a new “Know Your Rights” poster to replace the familiar “EEO is the Law” poster that employers have used for years to meet EEOC and OFCCP notice requirements.
A federal district court in Texas has ruled that enforcement guidance issued last year by the EEOC in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark Bostock ruling finding that Title VII bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity i
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
CWC’s written comments to the EEOC offer recommendations for issues to include as the agency develops the documents that will guide its enforcement and policy priorities over the next several years.
The fourth virtual roundtable held in conjunction with the joint “HIRE” initiative launched by the EEOC and OFCCP earlier this year featured presentations by a panel of witnesses pointing out potential discriminatory barriers created by employers’ us
The EEOC recently held its third and last “Listening Session” to solicit public input on development of the documents that will guide the agency’s enforcement priorities for the next few years. Our memo summarizes the session’s highlights.
As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
As President Biden nears the halfway point of his first term, most of his nominations to serve in key workplace enforcement agency positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. There are a few important slots that still await action, however, as