EEOC Shortens EEO-1 Report Window

Although it is no doubt not “top of mind” for many at this point, the window for collecting and submitting EEO-1 employment data has been shortened. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week announced that the EEO-1 Component 1 data collection portal would be opening on April 12, 2022 with the deadline for filing…

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COVID as an ADA Disability

The Department of Justice along with Health and Human Services have issued an updated guidance relating questions of applicability of COVID-19 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidance defines “long-COVID” which includes issues resulting from COVID exposure that last four or more weeks. In the wake of that guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity…

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EEO-1 Reporting Portal Closing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced this week that notwithstanding an October 25, 2021 final deadline to submit and certify the mandatory 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 reports, you must do so no later than Monday, November 15. Despite the confusing multiple final deadlines, the agency announcement stipulates that those who have not…

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EEO-1 Deadline Approaching

We want to remind those covered employers that the extension granted for employers required to file EEO-1 reports will expire on October 25, just 10 days from today! You’ll recall that back in the summer months, EEOC also made it quite clear at the time that the new deadline would be final and not further…

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EEOC Files COVID ADA Lawsuit

We knew it was coming at some point, and now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed its first lawsuit alleging an employer violated the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not allowing for a “reasonable accommodation” in the COVID era. The particulars in this case involve teleworking – not a major concern to…

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EEOC Pushes Out Deadline

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has announced that it has extended the reporting deadline for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports until October 25, 2021. The EEO-1 is a mandatory annual report for private employers with 100 or more employees and requires submission detailing demographic work data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. Originally…

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Joint Employer Reversal Coming

More egregious NLRB changes may still be in the on-deck circle, but DOL changes to the Trump-era definition of joint-employer are well on the way to reality. In fact, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing a new final rule proposed back in March by the Department of Labor Wage…

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EEOC Updates COVID Guidance

Last Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance regarding employers offering incentives for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This latest updated guidance also clarifies issues related to whether employers can mandate employees be vaccinated before entering the workplace. Specifically, it clarifies a number of ways that employers can promote vaccinations and…

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House Passes Pregnancy Fairness

Early this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1065, also known as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. By a vote of 315 – 101, the legislation was sent to the Senate, where it faces a tougher – albeit not impossible chance of being adopted and sent to the President for his signature. The legislation,…

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