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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This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) rescinded a nearly 22-year-old policy opposing mandatory arbitration agreements in employment discrimination disputes imposed as a condition of employment.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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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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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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