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Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2024-2028. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s specific subject matter priorities for preventing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The SEP was a collaborative… Continue reading EEOC Provides Forecast of Priorities with Release of Strategic Enforcement Plan
It’s no secret that just in time for our nation’s birthday, the United States Supreme Court eliminated affirmative action in the college admission process. Specifically, the Court held that the 14th Amendment means what it says – namely that Americans… Continue reading The Supreme Court Case Threw Out Affirmative Action at Harvard – What Message is There in all this for Employers?
We have all heard the ads that say, “You are missing out getting paid up to $26,000 per employee, contact us to calculate your employee retention credit!” However, it is not that simple. The employee retention credit (ERC) is a… Continue reading When it Comes to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Employee Meal Expenses, Take a Cautious Approach
In the last advisory I wrote, I discussed the need to document work performance issues to better defend against a wrongful termination lawsuit. One question that often arises is how long should an employer retain this documentation? Well, in typical… Continue reading You Have the “Receipts” but How Long to Keep Them?
For many years there has been a growing sentiment, often voiced by members from both sides of the political aisles, that there is a need for mandatory paid parental leave. Although a comprehensive federal approach to this issue has thus… Continue reading Edmond Gives City Employee Paid Parental Leave
On May 27, 2023, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in Texas. The Act, set to become effective September 1, 2023, applies to employers, labor unions,… Continue reading The New Texas CROWN Act Requires Employers, Unions, and Public Institutions to Review Policies Affecting Hair
Attention federal contractors: the to-do’s on your mid-year checklist are coming due. If you haven’t already, it’s time to act on some of the tasks that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has assigned you. Certifying Affirmative Action… Continue reading Federal Contractor Mid-Year To-Do’s
The General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memo on May 30, 2023, to NLRB regional directors advising them to find that most non-compete agreements infringe on an employee’s Section 7 rights under the National Labor… Continue reading The Federal Government Takes Another Shot at Non-Compete Agreements
To borrow from Dr. Seuss, “From there to here, from here to there baby things are everywhere!” That’s right, it’s time for more laws related to babies. Specifically, the Department of Labor (DOL) has now provided employers with a brand-new FLSA Minimum… Continue reading It’s Time to Update the FLSA Poster…Again!
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a technical assistance document, “Assessing Adverse Impact in Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence Used in Employment Selection Procedures Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” which is aimed at… Continue reading Employers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence May Trigger Discrimination Claims