Equal Employment Opportunity

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

In the District of Columbia, employees are free to discuss their wages with other employees without fear of reprisal from their employers. On March 11, 2015, the District of Columbia’s Wage Transparency Act of 2014 (WTA) took effect providing that an employer may not prohibit an employee from inquiring about, disclosing, comparing, or otherwise discussing Read more

On February 26, the US Department of Labor (DOL) Women’s Bureau (WB) published a Notice proposing to conduct a survey about working women to identify employment issues and challenges currently facing women, including their perceptions on career choice and overall equity in the workplace, and also to explore the factors that contribute to women leaving Read more

The US DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a proposed rule updating the sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors. The sex discrimination guidelines implement Executive Order 11246, which prohibits companies with federal contracts and subcontracts from sex discrimination in employment. The proposed rule would replace existing sex discrimination guidelines, Read more

President Obama recently issued an Executive Order that protects federal employees and employees of federal contractors from discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, the President’s July 21, 2014 Executive Order adds the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of characteristics protected from discrimination under Executive Read more

The EEOC has just released its Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, adopting new and substantive changes to the way federal law impacts workplace treatment of pregnancy. The guidance is divided into four sections: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) – The PDA requires accommodations for pregnant women, regardless of the severity of their pregnancy-related Read more

Internet job boards, search engines and social media sites are shaping the ways in which companies locate, recruit and hire candidates for open positions.  More employers than ever are posting their employment opportunities online and using social networking sites to reach and screen prospective employees. With the amount of information that is publicly available, employers Read more

Did you know that 22 years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law? Compliance Poster Company can’t wait to tell you about some of the progress we’ve made since then. The landmark civil rights legislation has created a more inclusive America aimed at providing equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The Read more

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made a major decision, and as a result, millions of transgender employees are breathing a sigh of relief. Thanks to a recent EEOC ruling, transgender employees are now officially protected from employment discrimination. Specifically, they are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Read more