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Tag Archives: Employment Law

Updated EEOC Guidance: what you should know about COVID-19 and the ADA, The Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO Laws

Technical Assistance Questions and Answers – Updated April 23, 2020 All EEOC materials related to COVID-19 are collected at www.eeoc.gov/coronavirus. The EEOC enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (which include the requirement for reasonable accommodation and non-discrimination based on disability, and rules …

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US Department of Labor News

US Department of Labor

Rapidly changing events during COVID-19 are driving equally rapid updates from the Department of Labor (DOL). Here we’ll keep you informed of new DOL mandates and policy clarifications affecting your workforce and workplace. August 27, 2020 School Reopening Guidance  New FAQs answer questions workers and employers may have about qualifying for …

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DOL issues new temporary rule: paid leave under the FFCRA

US Department of Labor

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus …

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Unconscious bias in the workplace

Unconscious bias in the workplace

A new advertisement from Procter & Gamble features an African-American man going about his day. While walking down a street, a mother shuts her car window as he walks by; he garners suspicious glances while shopping and a couple elects not to sit near him in a restaurant. The commercial, …

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Potential Issues in using Social Media Information in Employment Decisions (Discussion)

Potential Issues in using Social Media Information in Employment Decisions (Discussion)

Below are some of the common issues and considerations for using social media information in employment decisions. Illegal discrimination According to a 2018 national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. While they may not be searching …

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Ninth Circuit Defines “Standalone, Clear and Conspicuous” Disclosure for Obtaining Employment-Purpose Background Checks

Ninth Circuit Defines “Standalone, Clear and Conspicuous” Disclosure for Obtaining Employment-Purpose Background Checks

On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC instructed employers about the importance of complying with background check disclosure requirements found in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Pursuant to the federal statute, employers who want to obtain …

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2018 Year-End Recap of State and Local Laws on Background Screening

State and Local Laws

2018 was a big year with the hottest legislative trends for private employers: laws limiting background checks in the form of “ban-the-box” measures, credit check restrictions and prohibitions on inquiries into salary history. With many new laws requiring compliance over the last year – and two that took effect January …

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