On June 24, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to roll back a rule created under the Trump Administration governing EEOC conciliation as an alternative process to litigation for resolving workplace discrimination allegations. This paves the way for final repeal of the rule through President Biden’s signature since the Senate also voted to repeal

The EEOC issued significant new guidance today covering workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies and practices. Click Here to View.  The EEOC’s new guidance answers several of the frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination policies.

Some of the most notable answers in the new EEOC guidance include the following:

  • Employers can require all employees who physically enter

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on Monday, April 26, 2021. As a reminder, private employers with 100 or more employees, as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees, are required to submit EEO-1 Component 1 data, which

On December 16 the EEOC updated its guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to include questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. Per the guidance, employers may mandate employees receive the vaccine, but employers who do so, must keep in mind employment non-discrimination laws. Noteworthy provisions of the updated guidance are summarized below:

  • Disability-related considerations:

In a previous post on July 22, 2020, we reported on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) Pilot Program which modified certain aspects of the EEOC’s mediation program. In October, 2020, the EEOC announced proposed changes to its conciliation process.  Conciliation differs from mediation in that mediation provides both parties an opportunity to mediate

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced a pilot program which modifies certain aspects of the agency’s mediation program. The EEOC mediation program is a voluntary, informal and confidential way for parties to resolve EEOC charges prior to the EEOC conducting a formal investigation. The EEOC has launched a pilot program known as

On May 7, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it will delay the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, the 2020 EEO-3 data collection, and the 2020 EEO-5 data collection.

The EEOC was planning to open these surveys in 2020; however, the EEOC decided to delay the opening of

On Friday, Target agreed to pay $3.74 million and review its policies for screening job applicants to settle Carnella Times et al. v. Target Corp., a class action in the Southern District of New York challenging the company’s use of background checks. The suit claimed that Target’s use of criminal background checks violated Title

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit determined in a landmark ruling that federal law protects transgender individuals from employment discrimination. The Sixth Circuit also determined that private employers cannot use their religious beliefs to justify discrimination against transgender individuals.

The Sixth Circuit’s decision case in the case