On September 8, the EEOC updated its guidance with respect to what employers should know about COVID-19, the ADA Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO laws. Generally, the updates act to clarify previously taken positions of the EEOC.Two of the important clarifications involve the EEOC’s position on administering COVID-19 tests to employees, and an employers’ ability… Continue reading EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for COVID-19 Testing and ADA Accommodations
Supreme Court Rules Title VII Prohibits LGBTQ Discrimination
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which includes Title VII, prohibits employment discrimination against employees because of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex. Today, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in a trio of cases that tested the question of whether Title VII’s existing ban on discrimination “because of… sex” includes discrimination because… Continue reading Supreme Court Rules Title VII Prohibits LGBTQ Discrimination
An Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Tattoo Nightmares
Perhaps your parents warned you as a teenager that if you got a tattoo, you would never get a good job. But millennials have turned this adage on its head. Tattoos are no longer taboo. Nearly half of millennials have at least one tattoo, and the workforce is becoming more inked than ever before. As… Continue reading An Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Tattoo Nightmares
Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations
Employers often ask employees involved in a workplace investigation to refrain from discussing details of the investigation. But confidentiality in workplace investigations has become a hot topic in recent years due in part to contradictory guidance given by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on one hand, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and… Continue reading Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations
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