White House Issues Guidelines for Opening Up America Again from Coronavirus Pandemic for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 16, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued guidelines for ‘Opening Up America Again’ from the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that included a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. The guidelines – which will help state and local officials reopen economies, get…

EEOC Updates Technical Assistance Publication for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to…

EEOC Enforcing Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – is continuing to enforce the nation’s employment non-discrimination laws while ensuring that all of their activities are consistent with public health guidelines during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to…

FTC Approves Settlement with Background Check Firm Over Privacy Shield

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 23, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a U.S. government agency protecting consumers – announced it gave final approval to a settlement with a background check firm over allegations the company misrepresented participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that enables…