Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The Justice Department has entered into a settlement agreement worth more than half a million dollars with a staffing agency that allegedly violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by using job postings that discouraged applications from non-U.S.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Labor Department’s brief argues that a lower court got it wrong in ruling that the Freedom of Information Act required OFCCP to release the EEO-1 data of federal contractors that objected to disclosure on grounds that the data were protected comm

Monday, March 18, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it intends to roll out a pilot program later this year that would award bounties to corporate whistleblowers who are not otherwise eligible for cash rewards under current federal laws.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Data released recently by the four federal agencies with primary jurisdiction over federal whistleblower laws show an increase in both allegations of fraudulent activity as well as an increase in complaints alleging retaliation for blowing the whistl

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A 2015 federal law requires agencies to increase civil penalties for violations every year to account for inflation. The Labor Department and other workplace enforcement agencies recently announced how much their fines are going up in 2024.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Despite efforts by the Biden Administration to use federal antitrust law to criminally prosecute companies that conspire not to hire one another’s employees, federal juries have not gone along. As a result, it appears the Department of Justice is aba

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice recently entered into a record $25 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against U.S. citizens by favoring foreign workers for open jobs. The settlement comes at a time when

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, CWC has filed a written “declaration” with a federal district court in support of the Labor Department’s objection to releasing EEO-1 data that federal contractors claim fall within the exceptions to

Monday, September 25, 2023

In an action that some critics claim is politically motivated, the Department of Justice has sued Elon Musk-owned company SpaceX for alleged immigration law violations. SpaceX in turn has counter-sued DOJ, defending its practices and arguing that the

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed comprehensive revisions to its regulations under the public sector provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act pertaining to web accessibility for individuals with disabilit

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The four federal agencies with statutory authority over federal whistleblower protection/bounty hunter laws report that activity increased in fiscal year 2022 as compared to the previous year, with two of those agencies receiving a record number of t

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice announced recently that it had reached settlements with some 20 different employers to resolve discrimination allegations brought under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a large monetary antitrust settlement involving the poultry industry in which DOJ alleged unlawful suppression of worker pay. The settlement is further evidence of DOJ’s current focus on going after a

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The National Labor Relations Board has signed “Memoranda of Understanding” with both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to coordinate enforcement of alleged employment practices that stifle competition.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In another example of the EEOC’s growing scrutiny of how the use of Artificial Intelligence tools intersects with the laws the agency enforces, the Commission has issued new technical assistance guidance on ensuring that AI tools don’t violate the AD

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Biden Administration has targeted alleged anti-competitive practices as an enforcement priority, and even though the Department of Justice recently lost two high profile criminal jury trials, there are no signs that it intends to back off.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Addressing an issue that has split the federal courts for almost 30 years, the Department of Justice has issued guidance taking the position that the public accommodations requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act cover websites.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Recent Guidelines issued by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland remind federal agencies that the Freedom of Information Act requires them to publicly disclose information they hold unless one of the law’s exemptions applies.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Two recent developments underscore the Biden Administration’s commitment to going after employment-related practices that are deemed to be anti-competitive, including misclassification, non-competes, labor market concentration, and “fissured” workpla

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reports that based on “tips” filed by corporate whistleblowers, it awarded a whopping $564 million in bounty hunter awards last year, more than all previous years combined.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Fifty years ago, Congress passed a resolution setting up a process for the states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment as a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The federal courts today are still grappling with the question of whether the ERA has

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

As President Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, we take a look at how many of his key appointments to run the agencies that regulate the workplace have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as well as a number of nominations that still await

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Congress has given final approval to yet another federal whistleblower retaliation protection bill, in this case prohibiting an employer from retaliating against an employee who reports an alleged criminal antitrust violation to the government. Presi

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The EEOC has approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding with OFCCP and the Justice Department aimed at improving interagency coordination efforts regarding enforcement of the federal civil rights laws.

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