- Pushback on DEI Initiatives – Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and policies will remain at the forefront. Heightened awareness of DEI invites heightened scrutiny of such initiatives, particularly during
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its long-awaited proposed guidance on workplace harassment, which includes advice to employers concerning online misconduct, LGBTQ rights, and abortion issues. The guidance…Continue Reading EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Harassment Guidance
On Aug. 9, 2023, a tutoring company agreed to pay $365,000 to settle an artificial intelligence (AI) lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement comes on the…Continue Reading EEOC Secures First Workplace Artificial Intelligence Settlement
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated employment decision tools (AEDT) can be useful for employers in the hiring process. They may be used for myriad tasks, from sifting through employment applications…Continue Reading AI In Employment Decisions
On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, holding that Harvard College and the University of…Continue Reading Employer Considerations After SCOTUS Rules College Admissions Policies that Consider Race a Factor Unconstitutional
The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA or the Act) will take effect June 27, 2023. The Act requires “covered employers” to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitations…Continue Reading Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Requires Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations Effective June 27
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, and Title I of the ADA provides a framework for ensuring that people with disabilities are treated fairly…Continue Reading Breaking the Sound Barrier: Navigating Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace
On Oct. 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance and updated the same on Oct. 28, to assist employers who receive requests for religious accommodations from job…
Continue Reading EEOC Issues Guidance on Title VII and Religious Objections
Presuming that OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS stands, employers will need to adhere to further requirements by Jan. 4, 2022. Until then, employers should prepare for compliance with the Dec. 5 requirements.
Continue Reading OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Takes Effect Dec. 5: Are Employers Ready?
On June 12, 2021, a Texas federal judge issued one of the first rulings on a challenge to a mandatory vaccination policy. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern…
Continue Reading Texas Judge Becomes One of the First to Affirm Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy