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EEOC Provides COVID-19 Guidance Via Webinar (Part II)

[04/21/20]

Posted on April 21, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As we discussed here, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently conducted a webinar regarding employment practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During the webinar, the EEOC analyzed 22 employment-related questions. In the previous article, we addressed the first 11 questions of the webinar. We will now cover the last 11 questions for your review.... READ MORE

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EEOC Provides COVID-19 Guidance Via Webinar (Part I of II)

[04/20/20]

Posted on April 20, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently conducted a webinar regarding employment practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The EEOC stressed that all equal employment opportunity laws still have to be followed and that the laws enforced by the EEOC don’t interfere with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) or... READ MORE

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EEOC Updates ADA Guidance for Employers During COVID-19 Pandemic

[03/23/20]

Posted on March 23, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance on how to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As we discussed here and reiterated in the new EEOC guidance, the ADA and Rehabilitation Act do not interfere with employers following the Centers... READ MORE

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EEOC Reverses 22-Year-Old Policy on Binding Arbitration of Discrimination Disputes

[12/20/19]

Posted on December 20, 2019 in Health Law News, HR Insights for Health Care, Litigation Analysis

Published by: Hall Render

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) rescinded a nearly 22-year-old policy opposing mandatory arbitration agreements in employment discrimination disputes imposed as a condition of employment. The 1997 Policy In 1997, the EEOC took the position that “agreements that mandate binding arbitration of discrimination claims as a condition of employment are contrary to... READ MORE

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Pay Data Reporting on EEO-1 Forms Appears to Be the New Reality

[08/02/19]

Posted on August 2, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In March of this year, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. reinstated the controversial EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting requirements. The current reporting deadline is September 30, 2019. The EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Roller Coaster The EEO-1 is an annual report filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) that has historically collected... READ MORE

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Seventh Circuit: Obesity Alone Is Not Protected Under the ADA

[07/09/19]

Posted on July 9, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On June 12, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit joined the Second, Sixth and Eighth Circuits in determining that without evidence of an underlying physiological disorder, a plaintiff’s weight does not qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In the Seventh Circuit case Richardson v. Chicago... READ MORE

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Raise It or Waive It: U.S. Supreme Court Decides That Title VII’s Charge-Filing Requirement Is Not Jurisdictional

[06/10/19]

Posted on June 10, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In an unanimous decision authored by Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that Title VII’s charge-filing precondition is not a jurisdictional requirement but instead a mandatory claim-processing rule, which may be forfeited if the party asserting the rule waits too long to raise an objection.[1] This decision emphasizes the importance of timely... READ MORE

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EEO-1 Filing Website to Open Soon – Submission Deadline Extended to May 31, 2019

[02/19/19]

Posted on February 19, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The EEO-1 filing website will open in early March. The filing deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. Both dates were pushed back as a result of the recent, partial federal government shutdown. Luckily for employers, the controversial pay data disclosure requirements remain on indefinite hold, as we previously reported; however, covered employers still... READ MORE

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EEOC and DOJ Pact Continues Focus on Workplace Harassment—Employers Take Note (Especially County Hospitals)

[01/31/19]

Posted on January 31, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Once again, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is demonstrating its strong stance against harassment in the workplace. The EEOC recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, allowing for quicker action against state and local government employers in harassment allegations – keep in mind that county hospitals typically fit the definition... READ MORE

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#MeToo – EEOC Launches a Multi-Pronged Enforcement Campaign Against Seven Employers Around the Country

[06/29/18]

Posted on June 29, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As pointed out in prior blog posts—see, for example, this post from 2017 and this 2018 blog post—with the recent #MeToo movement and the sexual harassment allegations that continue to garner media coverage on a national platform, employers across the country should be taking proactive steps to curb sexual harassment and incivility in the... READ MORE

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