EEOC and OFCCP Launch “HIRE” to Build on Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have launched a Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) to advance equal employment opportunity and build on the legacy of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Jr. …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Clarify When COVID-19 is a Disability

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance about “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” by adding a new section to clarify under what circumstances COVID-19 may be considered a disability …

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EEOC Launches Initiative on Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Hiring Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launching of an initiative to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging tools used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws that the agency enforces, according to an …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Religious Objections to Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 25, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its guidance on “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” by adding a section titled “L. Vaccinations – Title VII and Religious Objections to …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance with More Questions about Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 13, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its guidance titled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” by adding more questions that may arise under the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) …

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Computer Technology Firm to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination to advance opportunity in the workplace – announced that multinational computer technology company Dell, Inc. would pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle an equal …

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EEOC Sues Company for Firing Employee Who Refused to Be Fingerprinted

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 17, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a lawsuit against a company that fired an employee who refused to be fingerprinted during a background check due to his religious beliefs, according to an …

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance with Information on Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded guidance related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to address questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and provide additional information about COVID-19 vaccinations to help employees and employers understand …

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EEOC to Host Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 3, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that registration was open for its 24th Annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference that will be held virtually from June 15 to 17, …

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Equal Pay Violation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a lawsuit that claimed a School District in New York violated federal law by paying lower wages to a female superintendent than to a male superintendent …

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