Archive for February, 2017

EEOC News in 2017

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

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

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 […]