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  • Blog

    EEOC swears in general counsel


    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the swearing in of Karla Gilbride as general counsel.

  • AI
    News Brief

    U.S. authorities reiterate enforcement focus on AI discrimination


    Officials at four U.S. agencies warned they are prepared to act against bias or discrimination that involves artificial intelligence.

  • Activision

    Approved Activision Blizzard settlement with EEOC offers lessons for tech


    A federal judge gave final approval to a settlement reached last year between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the video game company’s systemic culture of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation.

  • Jaeger_opinion

    Activision Blizzard EEOC deal: All form, no substance


    Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mirrors in many ways the terms ride-sharing company Uber reached in a deal with the EEOC in 2019—except the agreement is void of any accountability.

  • Vaccine

    Mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all employees? Like everything, it’s complicated


    So you want to mandate that all of your company’s employees get the coronavirus vaccine, once it’s available? Such a requirement is legal, but there are a host of considerations that might make it impractical, employment experts say.

  • Pandemic layoffs

    Navigating layoffs is always hard. During a pandemic, it’s harder


    As businesses begin to reopen, many companies are reassessing the furlough decisions they made in March. If you manage such employees, you would be wise to heed this advice.

  • Return to work coronavirus

    Navigating the return of employees to the workplace


    Bringing employees back from working from home means reacting to ever-changing recommendations from health experts as well as the mandates of state and local officials.

  • Stats

    Compliance lessons from recent EEOC enforcement data


    Recent enforcement and litigation statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission put the spotlight on where chief compliance officers should be focusing their efforts pertaining to workplace conduct issues.

  • Rideshare

    Uber to strengthen culture against sexual harassment, retaliation


    Ride-sharing company Uber says it will clean up its act after agreeing to settle charges of sexual harassment and retaliation with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Amii_opinion

    Ask Amii mailbag: Steps to encourage employees to speak up


    This edition of the Ask Amii mailbag offers tips on how to ensure your employees feel safe blowing the whistle, suggestions for encouraging collaboration, and advice for data managers on how to manage data ethically and responsibly in a segmented firm.

  • EmployeePay

    New pay reporting rules could drown employers in costly paperwork


    As the federal government tries to squash pay discrimination, the new reporting requirements it might impose would smother employers in costly paperwork. David Bogoslaw explains how bad it might be.

  • Article

    Compliance’s increasing role in preventing LGBT discrimination


    To prevent potential employee discrimination lawsuits, companies are crafting ever-more inclusive policies regarding sexual and gender identity. But this is a sensitive topic with many unresolved details. David Bogoslaw reports.

  • Blog

    EEOC gives more time to comment on proposal to collect pay data


    Following more than 300 public comments, the EEOC unveiled a revised version of its proposal to expand pay data collection from federal contractors and other employers. As CW previously reported, the EEOC will be paying closer attention to whether an employer has conducted a pay analysis, says Jaclyn Jaeger, meaning ...

  • Article

    Regulating the way to equal pay


    Image: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this month proposed two controversial pay equity reporting requirements that effectively would impose burdensome new compensation collection obligations on companies with at least 100 employees, and federal contractors with at least 50 employees, starting in 2017. “This information will assist employers in evaluating their ...

  • Article

    Systemic Cases Dominate EEOC Enforcement


    Image: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission achieved record enforcement results in 2015 and shows no signs of letting up this year. The good news is that employers now have a leg up in defending EEOC claims where they had little to no leverage before. “The EEOC’s focus on systemic investigations ...

  • Article

    Managing Data Security and Privacy Risks 2.0


    Image: Modern technology allows powerful employee monitoring ability to sharpen business performance and even support compliance efforts. The bad news: Those technologies also spawn a new set of data security risks to keep compliance officers busy. “The key is trying to strike a balance between the employee’s personal privacy interests ...