SEIU, ACLU, Fight for $15 Sue McDonald’s

Some 23 individual complaints were filed this week against McDonalds alleging sexual harassment at some of its corporate and franchised stores. The majority of the claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and contend (again) that McDonald’s is a joint employer of the workers in their franchised locations and hence, equally re$pon$ible and…

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EEOC Gets Quorum, For Time Being

The US Senate Wednesday confirmed Janet Dhillon for a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a 50-43 vote, giving the agency a three-seat quorum for the first time since January.  How long that quorum will last, remains to be seen. Dhillon, nominated by President Trump in June, 2017, was confirmed for one of…

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Court Sets September 30 for EEO-1 Reporting

Yesterday, the federal court for the District of Columbia formally set September 30, 2019 as the deadline for employers to submit “Component 2” data from the EEO-1 form. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been battling challengers in court over the effective date, when employers must submit information on employee compensation and hours worked,…

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EEOC Sets September 30 Date for EEO-1 Reports

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has responded to a March 4 federal court order and set a new September 30 deadline for the filing of EEO-1 gender and race reports. The deadline was originally March, but due to the government shutdown at the beginning of this year, it was delayed until May 31, and…

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House Passes Paycheck Fairness Act

On Wednesday of this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) by a margin of 242 – 187. A handful of Republicans joined every Democrat in the Chamber to send the measure along to the republican-controlled Senate, where it will likely die without any movement in the current session.…

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Court Reinstates EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

In another example of the Judiciary flexing its muscles and undoing policies implemented by the Trump Administration, the US District Court for Washington DC overturned a ruling by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) relating reporting requirement for the EEO-1 Form. Expanded reporting, including data on race, gender and ethnicity was implemented back in…

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended

As expected, the deadline for employers to file the EEO-1 form with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was extended until May 31, 2019. The Employer Information Report EEO-1 form, the filing of which is annually set for March 31, was caught up in the 35-day government shutdown due to EEOC lapsed appropriations. Consequently, the…

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline in Question

With the government shutdown heading into its 2nd month and no immediate resolution in sight, we should anticipate additional disruptions in the coming weeks to “business as usual” in regards to federal government issues and requirements. The major headlines have focused on the IRS being affected by it and the possibility that tax refunds may…

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Trump Resubmits Nominees to Senate

President Donald Trump re-submitted a host of nominations for a number of labor and other positions to the Senate this week. Many of the nominees were caught in a standoff between the White House and democratic senators over pending nominations: essentially, where the republican Senate majority did not confirm a number of democratic nominees, then…

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Senatorial Shutdown?

Well, not formally, but as far as confirmation of Presidential nominees is concerned, it might as well be. As the partial government shutdown enters its 3rd full week, the Senate’s block on the re-nomination of democratic Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Chai Feldblum is complete with her term expiring after nine years with the agency. President…

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