The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently regarding the discrimination of LGBTQ individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The plaintiffs for two separate cases—one concerning a transgender woman, the other involving two gay men—argued that they were unlawfully discriminated against when they were fired based on their sexual orientation. They claimed … Continue reading SCOTUS to Consider whether Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Reports for 2018. The reports are now due by May 31, 2019. What is the EEO-1 Report? The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that collects workforce data from employers. The data is categorized by race, ethnicity, sex and … Continue reading Deadline Extended for EEO-1 Filing from March to May 31, 2019
There are a number of different federal employment laws that have their own rules for covered employers. Employers should be aware of the federal employment laws that may apply to their company. An employer’s size, or number of employees, is a key factor in determining which federal employment laws the employer must comply with. Some … Continue reading Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company?
On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded guidance from the Obama administration that adopted non-interference policies with marijuana-friendly state legislations. Although many states have either legalized or decriminalized marijuana use, federal law still considers marijuana to be an illegal drug. The main Obama-era directive that is being rescinded is known as the … Continue reading Obama-era Guidance on Marijuana Friendly Legislation Rescinded by Justice Department
OVERVIEW On Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would adopt a new standard for determining whether interns and students are “employees” who must be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL clarified that, going forward, it would abandon its six-part test and instead adopt the “primary … Continue reading DOL Announces New Standard for Unpaid Interns
Companies need to be aware of how current events affect their business. Sound policies can make the difference between healthy dialog and a law suit.