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

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+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA

If a company requests a credit check or criminal history check on applicants for employment, it must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, “FCRA,” if that information is obtained from a Consumer Reporting Agency. (Any person which for monetary fees regularly engages in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit or other information [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:02:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

Employee Turnover: Some Random Thoughts

When one views any turnover statistics, perhaps the old maxim about the 3 types of lies should come to mind: 1) Lies; 2) Damn Lies; and 3) Statistics. This is because employers utilize different criteria when calculating their turnover rates. However, a business owner doesn’t really need to rely on a numbers analysis to know [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:55:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Employee Turnover|0 Comments

Reefer Madness?

A court in Massachusetts has allowed an employee who tested positive for marijuana to continue her disability discrimination case against the employer who terminated her employment based on the positive drug test. The facts in the case are a little clouded: The employee, CB, was offered a job promoting food products in food stores for [...]

By | 2017-07-31T04:36:16+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s “new” federal overtime rule

Quick Update on The Department of Labor’s (DOL) “new” federal overtime rule: As you may recall, in November a federal judge issued an injunction delaying enforcement of the new overtime rule that would have increased the exempt salary threshold amount from $23,660 to $47,476. A recent brief filed in the case by the Department of [...]

By | 2017-07-17T09:53:04+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Business Ownership|0 Comments

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