Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC Poster

The federal  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will delay the filing deadline for the submission of the EEO-1 survey. Companies which are required to submit EEO-1 data usually receive a postcard with log-in information in early January, but a record-setting shutdown which shuttered “non-essential” government functions starting in December of 2018 Read more

EEOC Public Portal Modernizes Charge Process

In the latest move towards modernization from the federal government, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just launched a new nationwide system, the EEOC Public Portal, to allow individuals to submit and track information about potential discrimination claims online. The system underwent a soft launch in five EEOC field offices prior to its Read more

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reversed a lower court’s decision regarding applicable statutes of limitation on hostile work environment allegations, reminding employers (as well as judges for inferior courts) that some Title VII claims can have a long shelf life due to their status as “continuing violations” rather than Read more

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees based factors such as race or disability, recently adopted several revisions to its requirements for EEO-1 reporting. The EEO-1, also known as the Employer Information Report, is a compliance survey that private employers with 100 or more employees Read more

On March 24, 2016, Austin became the latest city to approve the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance also known as “Ban the Box” law. The law applies to employers with at least 15 employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. Under the Ordinance, Read more

The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has revised the state’s mandatory Equal Pay for Equal Work posting to reflect the current state of the law regarding employer recordkeeping requirements under Maryland’s Equal Pay Act. The Equal Pay Act requires employers to pay equal wages to male and female employees who work in Read more

To promote equal treatment of individuals, specifically individuals whose gender and self-image do not accord with the legal sex assigned to them at birth, the New York City Council passed the Transgender Rights Bill in 2002. The goal of the law was to expand the scope of the gender-based protections guaranteed under the New York Read more

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has given notice of a proposal that would require certain employers to report employee pay information as part of the required Employer Information Report (EEO-1) starting in 2017. The EEO-1 is an annual report that requires most federal contractors (with 50 or more employees) and private employers (with Read more

On May 5, 2015, a Georgia federal court found employer, Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC liable of violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). In 2012, Atlas found that an employee(s) were using the warehouse facilities to store groceries as lavatories. To find the person or people responsible, Atlas decided to start an investigation Read more