Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- Guidance

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    The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. The commission processes allegations of...

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    Alternative work arrangements are fast becoming a major job incentive in the American workforce. Some studies place flexible work programs as the second-highest contributor (after compensation) to job satisfaction. As technology changes and fewer jobs need to be performed on-site, telecommuting is becoming more than just a once-in-a-while thing...
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    Q We provide income tax audit representation, which means we have access to our clients' private and financial information. Can we still ask about criminal convictions on our job applications? We don't care about things like DUIs, but we would care about fraud, theft, and embezzlement. A Yes, but under guidelines recently published by the Equal...
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    Chief among the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) current priorities are (1) eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring and (2) protecting immigrant, migrant, and other vulnerable workers. It therefore should come as no surprise that the EEOC might be setting its sights on revising its guidance relating to English-only policies...
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    This week, Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), seeking a declaratory judgment that Texas and its agencies be entitled to maintain their current policies barring convicted felons, or categories of convicted felons, from state employment. Convicted felons and categories of...
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    There's a wealth of information about potential employees that employers may access by conducting some rudimentary Internet searches. In fact, the searches are so simple that even I can manage to do them! But what's not so simple is determining the nature, quality, and reliability of the information you find. Background Some readers may have...
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing federal employment discrimination laws, periodically issues enforcement guidance to aid employers in complying with the laws it enforces. The guidance is usually published on the agency's website at www.eeoc.gov and can be an indication of how the EEOC will...
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    As this recent case from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania shows, when an employee accuses her employer of discrimination, she must have something more than a subjective belief that she was discriminated against. If the employee has nothing more, her case will be dismissed early in the litigation process....
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    Alternative work arrangements are fast becoming a major job incentive in the American workforce. Some studies place flexible work programs as the second-highest contributor (after compensation) to job satisfaction. As technology changes and fewer jobs need to be performed on-site, telecommuting is becoming more than just a once-in-a-while thing...
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    In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that could have repercussions in workplaces across the country. In a 5-4 decision, the Court stated that a university wasn't responsible for an employee's discriminatory or harassing behavior under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because she wasn't a "supervisor." Facts Maetta Vance,...
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