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A RECENT CASE SHOULD SERVE TO REMIND EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, reached a voluntary conciliation agreement in September to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised by an unsuccessful black applicant whose offer of employment [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:45:40+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

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+00:00June 18th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

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+00:00April 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

The EEOC Seems To Have A Current Focus On Pregnancy Discrimination

The EEOC has reported all of the below actions in the past 60 days:   PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her to resign, the U.S. Equal [...]

By |2018-04-20T09:08:53+00:00April 19th, 2018|Human Resources|0 Comments

Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

The US Department of Labor has recently made available some good animated educational videos explaining certain areas of the federal wage and hour law (FLSA). You can access these videos from our website We assist smaller employers with employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour.

By |2018-03-28T15:39:58+00:00March 28th, 2018|Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

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+00:00March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

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+00:00March 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

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+00:00January 4th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

As you have probably read, the now more employer-friendly NLRB recently overruled its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, a case which broadly expanded when two employers could be found to be joint employers of a group of employees under the NLRA. In Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, the NLRB returned to its prior position that two employers may [...]

By |2017-12-19T12:04:16+00:00December 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments