EEOC Again Requiring Pay Data

Just over one week ago the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resurrected a mandatory filing for qualified employers of 2019 and 2020 workplace diversity data (EEO-1 Component 1). Generally speaking, the dictate applies to employers with at least 100 employees as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees. You may recall that the…

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Biden Fires EEOC General Counsel

Just weeks after he fired NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, whose appointment didn’t expire until November 2021, and subsequently the agency’s acting General Counsel Alice Stock, President Biden last week also fired Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) General Counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson, whose appointment to the post was valid until 2023! Both individuals, each of…

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EEOC Schedules Opening EEO-1 Reporting for April

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that collections for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data that was postponed in 2020 will begin in April 2021. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying business shutdowns, data collection was postponed last year. In addition, a study was contracted for by…

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EEOC Approves MOU with Justice and Labor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) formally authorized entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other agencies to improve collaboration and enforcement of federal labor laws. The full complement of 5 EEOC Commissioners (3 republican & 2 democrat members) met publicly, albeit virtually, for the first time in quite a while to discuss and…

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EEOC Has Full Complement of 5 Commissioners

For the first time since 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has no vacancies to be filled on its 5-member Board. This week, the US Senate confirmed the remaining nominees – 2 republican members and 1 democratic nominee thereby putting the agency at full capacity. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed the two republican nominees,…

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EEOC Narrows Window For Suing Businesses

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a rare opinion letter issued last week narrowed the scope in which it will initiate legal action against businesses it believes have engaged in “pattern & practice” discrimination. Although much of the opinion is technical in nature and deals with technical requirements to bringing action under Title VII…

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Stay Current with Federal and State Posters

Every so often, we like to remind our small business owners of some of the myriad mandates and dictates with which they must comply. One of those that we all can easily overlook is the requirement to post certain information relating federal and/or state laws. Federal law requires that all employers with less than 50…

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EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reports until March 2021

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the havoc it continues to wreak on the US economy, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has suspended requirements for the filing of the EEO-1 report until March of 2021. Previously, all private employers with 100 or more employees were required by federal regulation to annually file…

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EEOC Posts then Pulls New Guidance

You had to look quickly this week if you wanted to see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance on accommodating employees with medical conditions in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. The agency posted an updated guidance on Tuesday, May 5 and shortly after posting, pulled the guidance down because it was being “misinterpreted…

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White House Readies NLRB & EEOC Nominations

Earlier this week, the White House announced the names of four individuals being nominated for positions on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  President Trump will re-nominate former NLRB member Lauren McFerran to one of the two vacant democratic seats on the NLRB and current Board…

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