Compliance

EEOC MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FUTURE EEO-1 PAY DATA COLLECTION

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that, due to high burden on employers and unproven usefulness of the program, it will not collect pay data during future EEO-1 reporting cycles. That is likely welcome news for employers who have been following the EEO-1 reporting saga. Nothing about today’s announcement changes the obligations for […]

FORM I-9: SOMETIMES NO NEWS IS JUST NO NEWS

In a few days, the Form I-9, which is used for verifying new hires’ employment eligibility, will be expiring.  What should you do? The current Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, with a stated expiration date of August 31, 2019.  On March 1, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a […]

MANY MANAGERS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS

A recent study revealed why companies are failing to deal with workplace harassment — managers and supervisors are not adequately equipped to handle the complaints. An estimated 70% of all complaints of harassment, bias, discrimination, and bullying are made to managers rather than HR. For that reason, supervisor training is important to curtailing discrimination and […]

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON NEW NEVADA LAWS

The Labor Commissioner is seeking public comment on several of the laws that came out of the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session. Public comment will assist the Labor Commissioner in crafting regulations that will clarify the new laws and how they impact employers. The purpose of the public comment is to assist the Labor Commissioner in […]

APPROPRIATE STEPS WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE EXHAUSTED FMLA LEAVE

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Specifically, for the birth and care of a child within one year of birth; placement of a child for adopted or foster care within one year […]

PAY DATA FOR 2017 & 2018 DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that covered employers must submit Component 2 data (hours worked and pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex) for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. The deadline for submitting Component 1 data (the number of employees by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity) remains unchanged. Covered […]

SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF TITLE VII PROHIBITS LGBT DISCRIMINATION

The United States Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the issue of LGBT discrimination. Specifically, whether sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court will consider three cases: Zarda v. Altitude Express (2nd Circuit), Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (11th Circuit), and Stephens […]

EMPLOYERS MUST SUBMIT PAY DATA BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been ordered to collect employee pay data from covered employers by September 30, 2019. Businesses with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees are required to submit the EEO-1 report annually disclosing the number of employees in their workforce by job category, race, […]

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