In a case that illustrates that the EEOC’s authority to demand whatever information it wants is not limitless, the 11th Circuit has ruled that an agency subpoena demanding information from multiple company facilities was not relevant to the charge it
The Labor Department recently published a new version of its poster informing employees of their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although employers are free to use the new poster, they can continue to meet their FMLA notice obligations
As part of its increasing focus on the use of artificial intelligence tools in the employment context, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidance reminding employers that AI tools are subject to the same rules as other select
CWC’s written comments to the Office of Management and Budget contend that burdensome changes that OFCCP is proposing to its compliance evaluation scheduling letter are neither warranted nor likely to increase agency efficiency.
A conservative public interest group has been filing complaints with the EEOC alleging that public statements made by a number of large employers about their diversity, equity, and inclusion policies violate Title VII. The complaints contend that the
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has updated its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA” guidance to remind employers that even though the COVID-19 public health emergency has expired, they still have obligations under the Americans with
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” inquiry form that individuals would be required to submit before filing a formal discrimination complaint wit
New guidance issued by the Labor Department summarizes the broad provisions of a law enacted by Congress late last year that expands workplace protection for employees to express milk.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the temporary policy adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic that allows employers to conduct electronic I-9 verifications for remote new hires will end on July 31. As a result, affected
The federal appeals court that deals with claims brought by federal employees has issued a ruling that brings the standard for establishing a prima face case in the federal sector in line with the standard applied in the private sector, a
President Biden has issued an Executive Order officially rescinding the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, effective May 12, 2023.
Former union official and current National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo is continuing to exert her influence in reshaping federal labor law to make it more employee friendly.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Biden Administration is asking for public input on practices that employers use to monitor employees in anticipation of the government promulgating regulatory initiatives designed to ensure that these systems do not und
In a case that serves as a reminder that Title VII’s national origin discrimination protection extends to individuals of American national origin, the EEOC has settled charges with the operator of a job search website accused of running job postings
A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging revised “tip” regulations issued by the Labor Department in 2021 should get another look from the trial court in determining whether the regulations should be enjoined.
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that federal labor law gives considerable protection to workers who make offensive statements while engaging in protected conduct. The ruling reverses a decision issued by the Trump-era Board that articula
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to keep using a slightly modified version of the “Component 1” EEO-1 Report for another three years. CWC plans to file comments with OMB supp
CWC’s recent virtual roundtable on OFCCP’s 2023 AAP-VI certification requirements provided our members with an opportunity to discuss compliance strategies.
The latest attempt by proponents to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which was proposed more than 50 years ago, is more a political statement than any expectation on their part that it would be approved.
Four powerful federal enforcement agencies, including the EEOC, have issued a joint statement putting users of artificial intelligence on notice that the agencies are prioritizing enforcement of cases where AI or similar tools may be discriminating a
Despite CWC’s recommendations for improvement, the White House Office of Management and Budget has approved OFCCP’s request to continue mandating a slightly improved but still highly prescriptive version of the Disability Self-ID Form CC-305 for anot
Our written comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget are in response to preliminary proposals for revising the government’s race/ethnicity data collection and reporting standards, and explain how those changes would impact complian
The Ninth Circuit, contrary to decisions issued by three other federal appeals courts, has ruled that President Biden acted within his authority under the federal Procurement Act in issuing a 2021 Executive Order requiring federal contractors to ensu
CWC has filed comments with the White House Office of Management and Budget urging that agency to mandate sensible changes to OFCCP’s overly prescriptive Form CC-305 before giving OFCCP clearance to continue using the form for another three years.
The federal appeals court rejected a novel claim brought by a group of employees working for a government contractor that the company’s denial of their religious exemption request from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate was a violation of their Constitutiona
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