SHARE:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

In researching Judge Gorsuch’s record, I found 13 relevant employment discrimination cases[1].  By my count, 9 were favorable to employers and four were fully or partially favorable to employees.  Sizing up a potential justice is, of course,

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

What does this mean for you?  The current form expires on January 31, 2017, so Federal Contractors will need to update their self-id forms.  For some of you this may require a system update and for others it may simply be using the new form. 

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

President Trump has named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic the Acting Chair of EEOC. Lipnic has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2010 and she was also unanimously confirmed in 2015 by the senate to serve her second term as Commissioner ending

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

On Inauguration Day, the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, communicated President Trump’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process, which places a temporary freeze on any new and pending regulations. This regulatory freeze is

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

The EEOC delivered the final rule on affirmative action for individuals with disabilities in federal employment—an amendment to Section 501 regulations. This rule further clarifies the affirmative action obligations in recruitment, retention, and

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Recent litigation against the Twin Peaks restaurant chain has sparked renewed interest in the BFOQ defense, and provides yet another example to employers that hiring practices involving the selection of individuals on the basis of protected

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Mandatory agreement to binding arbitration of employment disputes as a condition of employment was upheld under the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 (FAA) in Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corporation (1991) [500 U.S. 20] in a case in which two

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

This case, decided on 12/28/16 by the 1st Circuit Court, was (at least to me) at first blush, uninspiring. After reading the case, I believe it has the likelihood of setting a very important precedent regarding the third phase (or prong) in adverse

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

It seems that OFCCP and the Department of Labor (DOL) has been active in early 2017. So far in January we have seen a number of press release worthy settlements and lawsuits. This week, in addition to the lawsuit with JPMorgan Chase, DOL released

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co for paying a class of 93 female employees lower than their male counterparts in various professional positions (e.g., Application Developer Lead II,

CONTINUE READING
SHARE
Facebook Twitter Linkedin