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EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

CSX TRANSPORTATION TO PAY $3.2 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC DISPARATE IMPACT SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE Railroad to Cease Challenged Physical Abilities Testing, Federal Agency Announces HUNTINGTON, W.V. – CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million and furnish other relief to settle a company-wide sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:18:28-04:00June 18th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

New NLRB Guidance On Employee Handbook Rules: A Return To Sanity

As mentioned in one of our blogs last December, the National Labor Relations Board “NLRB” in a case The Boeing Company, overturned a case concerning employer work rules decided under the Obama Board, Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia. In Boeing, the Board noted that the test in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia had produced inconsistent results and “reigned chaos.” [...]

By |2018-06-12T14:38:26-04:00June 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|Comments Off on New NLRB Guidance On Employee Handbook Rules: A Return To Sanity

A monkey selfie and employers

How Does The Law In A Case Applicable To A Monkey’s Selfie Potentially Impact Employers? The monkey selfie case involves a federal lawsuit in California filed by PETA on behalf of a monkey, “Naruto.” Naruto apparently took a picture of himself with a camera set up by a photographer, Slater. Basically, the suit alleges that [...]

By |2018-05-31T12:12:41-04:00May 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employee Turnover|Comments Off on A monkey selfie and employers

Employment Law and the Sports World

A Couple Of Employment Law Related Notes From The Sports World Mixed martial arts fighter Leslie Smith has filed an unfair labor practices charge with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that her contract was not renewed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship “UFC” because of her efforts to unionize UFC fighters. This could be a [...]

By |2018-05-15T13:57:30-04:00May 15th, 2018|Business Ownership|Comments Off on Employment Law and the Sports World

Salting: Employers, It Doesn’t Always Involve Food

A recent federal court case from the Eighth Circuit illustrates an employer’s obligations when facing a union “salting” campaign. “Salts” are union members who seek to be hired by non-union employers in order to attempt to organize the employer’s worksite. Briefly, the recent case involved an agency that placed electricians onsite at client construction locations. [...]

By |2018-04-27T14:55:01-04:00April 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Salting: Employers, It Doesn’t Always Involve Food

A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination

A staffing company in New Jersey paid $50,000 to settle a case in which the company sent an email to an applicant notifying him that that he would not be considered for a position because he was “born before 1945” and “age will matter.” An oral surgery practice in Michigan paid $47,000 to settle a [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:03:00-04:00March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination

Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

On March 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion holding that transgendered individuals are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as discrimination against them is discrimination based on sex. The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Employers in these states should consider [...]

By |2018-03-09T11:04:08-05:00March 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

The ADA and lawful use of prescribed medication by employees

Two recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC should remind employers that the ADA generally protects qualified disabled individuals who legally use prescribed medications: Volvo Group of North America paid $70,000 to settle a suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an individual who was denied employment after he disclosed during his post-offer physical that [...]

By |2018-02-13T09:19:59-05:00February 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|Comments Off on The ADA and lawful use of prescribed medication by employees

Interns: Do you have to pay them?

Some of the confusion regarding this issue may have been clarified by the Department of Labor’s recent announcement that it is abandoning the six-part test that it has used in the past to determine whether an intern is an employee entitled to pay under the FLSA. On January 5, the DOL announced that going forward [...]

By |2018-01-08T12:49:32-05:00January 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Interns: Do you have to pay them?

Can directing social media employment ads to a “targeted” audience be illegal discrimination? “We are about to find out.”

Many employers utilize Facebook to advertise open positions. Facebook’s format allows an ad to be directed to users based on a number of criteria, including age groups. A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California alleging that T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and other yet unnamed employers engaged in illegal age discrimination [...]

By |2018-01-05T09:14:07-05:00January 4th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Can directing social media employment ads to a “targeted” audience be illegal discrimination? “We are about to find out.”