U.S. Department Of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation

Heidi Macomber reads a 4/1/2020 US DOL WHD announcement of new Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) … More U.S. Department Of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation

MEDSTAR WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER / MEDSTAR HEALTH TO PAY $150,000 TO SETTLE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION

Heidi Macomber reads the 3/16/20 EEOC bulletin re MedStar Washington Hospital aka MedStar Health to Pay $150K to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit.

Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits disability discrimination and retaliation, including the failure to provide reasonable accommodations to enable an individual with a disability to perform her job or to consider reassignment as a reasonable accommodation. The ADA also prohibits retaliation for seeking accommodations or opposing disability discrimination. The EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. Washington Hospital Center Corporation d/b/a MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health, Inc., Case No. 18-2160) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its administrative conciliation process. … More MEDSTAR WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER / MEDSTAR HEALTH TO PAY $150,000 TO SETTLE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Heidi Macomber reads the 3/5/2020 EEOC news bulletin re Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas and a disability discrimination lawsuit. Hitachi entered a consent decree with the EEOC and will pay $85,000 and adopt and implement a written ADA policy and a procedure for requesting reasonable accommodations under the ADA. … More Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

SELECT STAFFING TO PAY $199,500 TO SETTLE EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT

Heidi Macomber reads today’s EEOC news bulletin regarding another sexual harassment lawsuit, this time involving Select Staffing and the Albuquerque Police Department. Select Staffing will pay $199.5K to settle the sexual harassment suit. Sexual harassment is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. … More SELECT STAFFING TO PAY $199,500 TO SETTLE EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT

UPSTATE NIAGARA COOPERATIVE, INC. TO PAY $1.35 MILLION TO SETTLE SEX DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

Heidi Macomber reads the 2/10/20 EEOC bulletin – Upstate Dairy Cooperative, Inc. to pay $1.35M to settle sex discrimination lawsuit. This includes a violation of federal record keeping laws related to hiring documents. … More UPSTATE NIAGARA COOPERATIVE, INC. TO PAY $1.35 MILLION TO SETTLE SEX DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

OCR Settles Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative but then Vacates 3rd Party Directive in Federal Court

HHS OCR Settle Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative 12/12/2019 but then vacates 3rd Party Directive in Federal court decision dated 1/23/2020. … More OCR Settles Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative but then Vacates 3rd Party Directive in Federal Court

OCR Secures $2.175 Million HIPAA Settlement After Hospitals Failed to Properly Notify HHS of a Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information

Heidi Macomber reads 11/26/19 HHS OCR news update re OCR Secures $2.175M HIPAA Settlement- Alleged failure to Properly Notify HHS of PHI Breach … More OCR Secures $2.175 Million HIPAA Settlement After Hospitals Failed to Properly Notify HHS of a Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information

JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE TO PAY $20.5 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC LAWSUIT

Heidi Macomber reads today’s post re an EEOC lawsuit charging Jackson National Life Insurance for race, national origin, sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Jackson will pay 21 former employees in largest monetary settlement ever reached by the EEOCs Phoenix District and Denver Field Offices. … More JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE TO PAY $20.5 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC LAWSUIT

DOLLAR GENERAL TO PAY $6 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC CLASS RACE DISCRIMINATION SUIT

Heidi Macomber reads EEOC bulletin dated 11/18/19, Dollar General to Pay $6 Million to Settle EEOC Class Race Discrimination Suit and additional joint publication by the EEOC and FTC, Background Checks, What Employers Need to Know. … More DOLLAR GENERAL TO PAY $6 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC CLASS RACE DISCRIMINATION SUIT

EEOC and LifeWell Living Center, LLC Conciliate Disability Charge

Heidi Macomber reads EEOC bulletin dated 11/18/19 re EEOC and LifeWell Living Center, LLC Conciliate Disability Charge as well as Part IV, Reasonable Accommodation Procedures, C. Interactive Process of the EEOC Policy on Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities. … More EEOC and LifeWell Living Center, LLC Conciliate Disability Charge

JAN – Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Job Applications and Interviews

Heidi Macomber reads the Job Accommodation Networks (JAN) Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA specific to Job Applications and Interviews. … More JAN – Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Job Applications and Interviews

EEOC CONVENES PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED REVISION OF THE EMPLOYER INFORMATION REPORT (EEO-1)

Heidi Macomber reads EEOC notice dated 11/13/19 re The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public hearing on Proposed EEO-1 Report amendments on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 … More EEOC CONVENES PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED REVISION OF THE EMPLOYER INFORMATION REPORT (EEO-1)

BISCONTI FARMS, INC. AND BISCONTI MANAGEMENT, INC. WILL PAY $200,000 TO SETTLE EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION SUIT

Heidi Macomber reads EEOC news release dated 11/8/19 re: Bisconti Farms to pay $200K to settle EEOC sexual harassment and retaliation suit … More BISCONTI FARMS, INC. AND BISCONTI MANAGEMENT, INC. WILL PAY $200,000 TO SETTLE EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION SUIT

EEOC ALLEGES HEARING IMPAIRED APPLICANT DENIED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND HIRE

My reading of an October 15, 2019, EEOC press release having to do with an alleged denial of reasonable accommodation and hire. The EEOC filed suit in Civil Action No. 2:19-cv-02693 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division … More EEOC ALLEGES HEARING IMPAIRED APPLICANT DENIED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND HIRE

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

My reading of the Notice of Proposed Rule (NPRM) of the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL regarding Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Also, I have included full reading of the associated Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions document. Links to each are included in this document. … More Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)