Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

By: Faith Alejandro.

By Faith A. Alejandro and Terrence L. Graves Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for women and ethnic minorities […]

 

Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process

By: Mike DeCamps.

It’s a fair guess that employment lawyers spend a substantial amount of their time advising clients about the legal issues arising out of employment separations. However, these attorneys likely receive far fewer requests for legal advice about the hiring process. Job postings, employment applications, interviews, and background screen processes often do not get the attention […]

 

EEOC News in 2017

By: Nicole Cheuk.

EEOC Wellness Program Notice Requirements for 2017 If you are not doing so already, be aware that as of January 1, 2017, employers offering voluntary wellness programs must provide employees a notice in accordance with final regulations issued by the EEOC in May 2016. Wellness programs are generally health promotion and disease prevention programs and […]

 

Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder Withdraws from Consideration

By: Brian Muse.

Update:  President Trump has nominated R. Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary following the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder.  Mr. Acosta is a former United States Attorney and served as Commissioner on the National Labor Relations Board during the George W. Bush Administration.  He is currently Dean of Florida International University Law School.  Original Post: President Trump’s nominee […]

 

Victoria Lipnic Appointed Acting EEOC Chair

By: Brian Muse.

The Trump Administration announced the appointment of EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic to serve as acting head of the Agency.  Lipnic, a Republican, has served as a Commissioner since 2010 when she was appointed by President Obama.  Lipnic will replace outgoing Commissioner Jenny Yang as Chair. During her tenure, Lipnic has gained a reputation for working […]

 

The Employment Law Horizon – What does 2017 hold for employers?

By: Brian Muse.

There has been no shortage of prognostication and opinion as to how the new Trump Administration will alter the legal landscape in numerous areas. Here, we look at five ways employers may be impacted as the new Administration begins to put its stamp on federal regulations and agencies that most impact employment law. The Future […]