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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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

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 […]

 

Discrimination by Association: It’s Illegal.

You may have heard of guilt by association before, but what about discrimination by association? Everyone knows that an employer cannot discriminate on the basis of an employee’s disability, but what if the employee has a disabled child? Does the child’s disability affect your hiring and retention decisions of the parent? Yes. The Americans with […]

 

Hold on to Your Collars: Overtime Changes to White Collar Exemptions are Coming under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor issued the long-anticipated Proposed Rulemaking to update the regulations governing which “white collar workers”— executive, administrative, and professional employees — are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. If implemented as proposed, early estimates indicate that over 5 […]

 

EEOC Digital Charge Processing – Pilot Program Underway

The EEOC launched a pilot program, “ACT Digital” on May 6, 2015 in the following EEOC offices: Charlotte, N.C. (that includes Greenville, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Raleigh, N.C.; Richmond, V.A.); and San Francisco, C.A. Additionally, the EEOC announced plans to expand the pilot to four more districts by the end of May 2015 and that ACT […]