January 19, 2017

EEOC Seeks Input Regarding Proposed Harassment Enforcement Guidance

On January 10, 2017, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed enforcement guidance on preventing workplace harassment for which it seeks input before implementation. The deadline for…

January 19, 2017

With The New Year Comes a New Form I-9: Are You Compliant?

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee hired which serves to verify the identity of…

December 28, 2016

EEOC Provides Guidance Outlining Protections for Applicants and Employees with Mental Health Conditions

On December 12, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an informal resource document which serves to remind employers of protections afforded to applicants and employees who…

July 29, 2016

EEOC Issues Updated Guidelines Regarding Investigation of Workplace Harassment

For the past year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been investigating and evaluating the prevalence of workplace harassment around the country. Led by Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria…

July 15, 2016

Fourth Circuit Clarifies Application of Disability Regulations to Federal Motor Carriers

In Lisotto v. New Prime Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded in a ruling on May 3, 2016, that certain provisions within the Federal…

July 8, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Rules Relating to Gender Bias for Federal Contractors

Gender issues have recently come to the forefront with laws like North Carolina’s much-talked-about HB 2. In recognition of these issues, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract…

July 6, 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: How Does This New Law Impact Employers?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), recently signed into law by President Obama, has generated much conversation among employers. Intended to strengthen trade secret protection, the Act creates a federal…

June 24, 2016

What Does The Future Hold for Restrictive Covenants in Employment?

On May 5, 2016, the White House issued a report titled, “Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues, and State Responses.” In its 16-page analysis, the White House criticizes…

June 22, 2016

OSHA’s New Regulation Requires Employers to Publicly Disclose Injuries

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted a new rule that will increase the requirements for employers to report workplace injuries and illnesses. Currently, OSHA requires employers to document…

June 1, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Accrual of Constructive Discharge Claims

A constructive discharge under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 occurs when an employee is not discharged by an employer, but rather resigns as the result of…

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