Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

Federal Contractors/Subcontractors: Affirmative Action Regulations Effective Today

Last fall, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued significant new regulations for certain federal contractors and subcontractors. These regulations are effective today – March 24, 2014. They relate to employment of veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of […]

24 Mar 14 - Discrimination, Hiring, Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Religious Dress and Grooming Rights and Requirements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued two new publications addressing workplace rights and responsibilities with respect to religious dress and grooming. The publications, a question-and-answer guide entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet, discuss applicable federal law and provide practical advice for employers […]

10 Mar 14 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Hotel Chain to Pay $75,800 to Settle Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit. Extended Stay Hotels paid a female employee, Latoya Weaver, less than male guest services representatives, according to the EEOC’s lawsuit. The employees all worked at a hotel located in […]

20 Feb 14 - Compensation, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Remains Number One Federal Charge

As HRWatchdog previously reported, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) set a record this past fiscal year by obtaining the highest monetary recovery in agency history through its administrative process. The EEOC secured $372.1 million in monetary recovery, an increase of $6.7 million over fiscal year (FY) 2012. At the same time, the EEOC […]

7 Feb 14 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Important Employment Law Updates Webinar This Thursday

Ready your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone because CalChamber’s annual employment law updates webinar is scheduled for Thursday. It’s your opportunity to familiarize yourself with recent changes in California and federal employment laws. Anyone with employees in California will benefit from our employment law experts’ compliance guidance. Learn how new 2014 state and federal laws […]

28 Jan 14 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »