The fact-pattern is familiar to employers who have been on the receiving end of attorney litigation threats. A plaintiff’s lawyer calls, or writes a letter, outlining a potential claim by a client, makes a demand for damages,
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The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (“EEOC”) has always required employers with 50 or more employees to submit annual reports, known as “EEO-1” submissions, to the Commission. These report are required to include data concerning the number of employees…
- 03/26/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites Wisconsin Pallet Manufacturer After Three Employees Exposed to Wood Dust
03/25/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Fines Georgia Contractor For Trenching Violations; Proposes $106,078 in Penalties
03/25/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S.
- 03/13/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Florida Restaurant Operator For Safety Violations After Employee Suffers Burn Injuries
03/11/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Aluminum Castings Manufacturer After Three Employees Develop Occupational Lung Disease
03/08/2019 – OSHA Trade Release –
In a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for all employers, the Fourth Circuit recently held that an employer’s failure to stop a false rumor that a female employee slept with her…
- 02/27/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Canned Food Company in Texas After Employee Suffers Amputation
02/26/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor and Lee Lewis Construction Partner to Enhance Workplace Safety and Health at Lubbock Construction Project
02/25/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News
The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits employers, housing providers, and providers of public accommodations from discriminating against an individual on the basis of race. The New York City Commission on Human…
As we enter the 3rd year of the #MeToo movement, all signs point towards another year of heightened legal activities in the area of gender discrimination and gender equality. Sexual harassment claims will continue to garner news headlines, but there are bigger threats for employers. For many employers, 2019 will be less about whether their female employees are being harassed, and more about whether they are being treated fairly and equally.
What’s the difference you ask? The answer is everything else outside of harassment, including pay equity, opportunity equality, and fair treatment for employees who are pregnant and new parents.
There is no greater indication of this heightened focus on equality than the 116th Congress, which has a record number of women serving. Naturally, legislation aimed to combat gender inequality will be at the forefront. In this post, we identify the legislative and legal trends employers should pay attention to in 2019 as we declare it “The Year of the Woman.”…
- 02/14/2019 – Region 1 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor and Dimeo Construction Partner to Promote Workplace Safety During North Kingstown Construction Project
02/13/2019 – OSHA Trade Release – U.S. Department of Labor Provides Interim Compliance Guidance for Evaluation of Crane Operators
02/13/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of
Article written for Law360, published on February 6, 2019.
In the past few months, we have seen three different cases of religious accommodation claims, with three very different results.
- In case one, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failure-to-hire case, on very