Equal Employment Opportunity

Employers often have reason to be interested in an applicant’s or employee’s arrest and conviction records, but are understandably concerned about violating state and federal anti-discrimination laws. To assist employers in complying with federal law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the release of an updated “Enforcement Guidance” on an employer’s use of Read more

The EEOC has revised its rule on the “reasonable factors other than age” (RFOA) defense to “disparate impact” discrimination claims under the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967). The ADEA prohibits employment discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older. In the context of the ADEA, disparate impact discrimination is Read more

Rules that ensure fairness in the workplace for job applicants, employees and employers are important. This includes the big business of federal contracts. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly one-quarter of the American workforce works for a federal contractor or subcontractor.  The federal agency responsible for ensuring this workplace fairness is the Office Read more