EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release …

Continue reading "EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies"

EEOC Launches New Interactive Data Tool to Track Employment Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new interactive data query and mapping tool called EEOC Explore that gives users access to the most current, granular, and privacy protected aggregate EEO-1 data available and allows users to analyze aggregate data associated …

Continue reading "EEOC Launches New Interactive Data Tool to Track Employment Trends"

EEOC Secured $535 Million for Workplace Discrimination Victims in FY 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency advancing opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – published its annual Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agency Financial Report that showed the EEOC secured a record amount of recovery …

Continue reading "EEOC Secured $535 Million for Workplace Discrimination Victims in FY 2020"

EEOC Enters into Revised Memorandum of Understanding with DOJ and DOL

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that will amend procedural rules to enhance …

Continue reading "EEOC Enters into Revised Memorandum of Understanding with DOJ and DOL"

EEOC Swears In Andrea R. Lucas as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Andrea R. Lucas was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I look forward …

Continue reading "EEOC Swears In Andrea R. Lucas as Commissioner"

EEOC Swears In Jocelyn Samuels as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I am committed to …

Continue reading "EEOC Swears In Jocelyn Samuels as Commissioner"

EEOC Requests Public Comment on Changes to Conciliation Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 9, 2020, the Federal Register published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that proposes to amend procedural rules in order to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of the conciliation process, according to a press release from the …

Continue reading "EEOC Requests Public Comment on Changes to Conciliation Process"

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Swears In Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 30, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Keith E. Sonderling was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I am humbled …

Continue reading "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Swears In Commissioner"

EEOC Issues Opinion Letter on Section 707 of Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an opinion letter in response to a request from a member of the public asking for clarity on the EEOC’s interpretation and enforcement of section 707(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of …

Continue reading "EEOC Issues Opinion Letter on Section 707 of Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964"

EEOC Again Updates COVID-19 Guidance with New Questions and Answers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance publication incorporating information from other agency resources and modifying two existing questions and answers (Q & As) to create a comprehensive guide that addresses questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and federal …

Continue reading "EEOC Again Updates COVID-19 Guidance with New Questions and Answers"