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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet to Help Small Businesses Comply with Federal Employment Laws

To help small businesses comply with their employment law obligations, the Small Business Task Force, established by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), recently issued a new simplified, one-page fact sheet. The fact sheet is focused on assisting small business owners to understand their responsibilities under federal anti-discrimination employment laws. The EEOC’s fact sheet, “Preventing … Continue Reading

The Price Tag for Settling Sex Discrimination Claims

A long-running sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to an end on November 25, 2015, when a Michigan federal district court approved a consent decree. Under that decree, Cintas Corporation agreed to pay $1.5 million in addition to a numerous other requirements for years to come. A copy of the … Continue Reading

Significant Drop in EEOC Lawsuits and Monetary Recovery in 2014 – Shouldn’t HR Get Some Credit?

According to records released in February by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency had its lowest year in terms of monetary recovery since 1997 and other key numbers were also significantly lower. While there are a number of explanations offered for this reduction, including from the EEOC and employment attorneys, one explanation that … Continue Reading