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EEOC Focuses Efforts on Class Actions, Disability and the Use of Background Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and all of the subsequent legislation barring discrimination in employment.  As such, the EEOC is the investigative body for all charges of discrimination brought against employers.  Each year the EEOC releases statistics showing the number of charges filed each year, and […]

Discrimination Claims Up in 2009

As the recession gets deeper, discrimination claims go up.  So says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which recently released statistics for 2009.  93,277claims were filed last year, a 23% increase since 2006.  Race discrimination has always been the most frequently filed charge, but for the first time retaliation claims took a slight lead, leaving […]

Tables Turned on the EEOC

The EEOC in Iowa was recently fined $4.5 MM in attorney fees to a trucking company, against whom the EEOC filed suit.  The EEOC’s suit alleged that the trucking company subjected 270 females to sex discrimination, but it did not make all of the women available for deposition, thereby denying the defendant the opportunity to […]

EEOC: Federal Discrimination Charges Filed Slightly Lower Than Last Year; Federal Retaliation Claims Catch Up With Federal Race Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its federal claims statistics for 2009 (which includes claims filed through September 2009).  93, 277 total claims were filed last year, slightly lower than in 2008 but still the second highest ever.  Also, although they each count for 36% of the total claims filed, for the first time, […]

Employment Updates

A Missouri healthcare provider has agreed to pay its nurses ore than $1.7MM in back wages for failure to pay overtime and requiring them to work through their meal periods without pay.  The FLSA requires that nurses be classified as non-exempt and therefore paid an overtime rate of one and one half times their hourly […]