Forging a Shield against Pay Discrimination Claims

Peoplefluent

Thursday, November 1, 2012 :00am. Forging a Shield against Pay Discrimination Claims By Murray Simpson. Federal agencies such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have taken a notable interest in ensuring that employers’ compensation practices are free from discrimination.

Discrimination Charge Statistics by State – Relatively Speaking

Peoplefluent

Friday, July 13, 2012 :00am. Discrimination Charge Statistics by State – Relatively Speaking By Murray Simpson. Statistics on charges of genetic discrimination debuted in 2010, corresponding to the passage of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination act (GINA). At first glance, the top three states in terms of total discrimination charges have remained unchanged since 2009.

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The Changing Landscape of Wage Discrimination: Lilly Ledbetter, Paycheck Fairness Act, and the OFCCP

Peoplefluent

Thursday, April 5, 2012 :00am. The Changing Landscape of Wage Discrimination: Lilly Ledbetter, Paycheck Fairness Act, and the OFCCP By Danielle Williams. If you are a member of a company’s human resources department, legal department, or executive team, regardless of your political views or affiliations, it is difficult to ignore the changing landscape of wage discrimination. Rather, employees are now empowered to challenge wage discrimination based on recent paychecks.

The Center of the Universe

NoExcusesHR

discrimination elie wiesel human resources human rights persecution political views race racism religion “Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.” - Elie Wiesel Take a moment and think about the issues that you''ve known about for some time but just haven''t taken action on yet.

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Age discrimination in today’s world

OmegaHR Solutions

As I approach my 67 th birthday (July 7 th for those of wishing to send gifts) I am continually frustrated by reading stories and listening to friends talk about incidents of age discrimination. We workers, over the age of forty, are protected from discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), but even with that law, the judiciary is undecided about the scope of age discrimination. Grey hair does not mean that someone wants to retire.

Fastenal and OFCCP Resolve Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

Fastenal has entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its Denton, Texas facility. According to the conciliation agreement, OFCCP alleges that between November 6, 2012 – November 6, 2014, Fastenal discriminated against female, Black, and Hispanic applicants in the hiring process for its 8B Part-Time Laborer Job Group. Recruitment Process Workplace Discrimination Sex Discrimination Gender Discrimination

Was Peoplefluent’s Rewards and Compliance Webcast Part of Romney and Obama’s Presidential Debate Prep?

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 :00am. As one candidate put it, “…we’ve [also] got to make sure that in every walk of life, we do not tolerate discrimination.” Was Peoplefluent’s Rewards and Compliance Webcast Part of Romney and Obama’s Presidential Debate Prep? By Greg Belkin.

‘Ground-Breaking’ Ruling Says Transgender Discrimination Is Covered by Title VII

TLNT: The Business of HR

Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled , in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based on an employee’s transgender status is discrimination based on “sex” in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made such a determination in 2012 , the Sixth Circuit is the first such federal appellate court to so rule. The U.S.

Law school gets sued for gender discrimination in professors’ salaries

HR Morning

The letter, provided to the newspaper by Marsh’s attorney, also declared that the EEOC concluded that the university knew about the gap by 2012 , “but took no action to ameliorate this disparity, in effect intentionally condoning and formalizing a history of wage disparity based on sex.”. Discrimination & Harassment Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter Pay and Benefits EEOC v.

Recent EEO Compliance-Related Litigation: Will Corporations Change Their Ways?

Peoplefluent

Friday, March 9, 2012 :00am. Iowa) where 6,000 black employees allege discrimination in hiring and promotion practices. This case raises the interesting theory of implicit bias – that the resulting discrimination was not deliberate or overt, but rather subconsciously driven. vs. Dukes where plaintiffs in this case alleged gender-based discrimination in pay and promotion practices. Recent EEO Compliance-Related Litigation: Will Corporations Change Their Ways?

That time when Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett upheld a plaintiff’s $300K discrimination win

The Employer Handbook

Today, let’s see how Judge Barrett dealt with a jury verdict in the plaintiff’s favor on her national origin discrimination claim that the plaintiff brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff sued for national origin discrimination, among other things.

So the OFCCP Can Obtain Records Beyond the Date in the Scheduling Letter

Peoplefluent

Friday, May 25, 2012 :00am. ” This finding alone doesn’t automatically constitute discrimination. So the OFCCP Can Obtain Records Beyond the Date in the Scheduling Letter By Julia Mendez. July 23, 2010 was a happy day for the federal contractor community.

Could Your Name Prompt Hiring Bias?

45 Things

She also notes that some minority groups that experienced “wildly severe discrimination” were Asians and Indians. I've written a lot about how to craft emails that get the attention of key people, but I was taken aback when I learned of a study that says it could be your name that determines whether you get a response or not. Read this latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today.

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We interrupt this mediation discussion for a NEW Supreme Court employment discrimination decision!

The Employer Handbook

” In 2012, the Supreme Court decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. In Hosanna-Tabor, an elementary school teacher brought an employment discrimination claim against her religious employer. That is, courts may not apply the anti-discrimination mandate in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to claims that individuals holding certain important positions assert against churches and other religious institutions that employ them.

6 Policies You Need to Start a Strong Employee Handbook

Insperity

Furthermore, other company policies, such as anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and ethics policies extend to all forms of communication, making the solidity of this particular document even more crucial. State and federal legislation brought on by the civil rights movement of the 1960s protects employees from discrimination based on factors not directly related to the quality of their work.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims Against Iowa Contractor

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Hillshire Brands Company, formerly known as Sara Lee Food and Beverage, to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its location in Storm Lake, Iowa. OFCCP alleged the federal contractor discriminated against White and Black applicants in Production positions. All allegations cover the period January 1, 2012, through at least December 31, 2012.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims with Birds Eye Foods

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Birds Eye Foods, LLC to settle allegations of hiring, placement, and housing discrimination at its location in Darien, Wisconsin. OFCCP alleges three separate violations of discrimination. The first violation alleges hiring discrimination against female applicants for fulltime and seasonal laborer positions.

5 Tips for Creating an Airtight Time and Attendance Policy

Insperity

Should you end up in court, this can protect your company from charges of favoritism or discrimination. If your employees are pushing the envelope on tardiness and absenteeism, maybe it’s because you haven’t clearly defined what’s acceptable and what’s not. It’s up to management to set clear attendance expectations and take action when employees are pushing the boundaries.

Are Your Flextime Policies Fair

Insperity

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against Americans with disabilities and requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for workers who qualify. With kids back in school, offering flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting or alternative work hours, is an easy and inexpensive way to help your employees juggle work and personal responsibilities.

Could You Telecommute From Italy?

45 Things

Frangipane says his wife found much more discrimination than in the United States; most employers won't hire non-Italians. Sometimes the highlight of my day is meeting the new UPS driver. Or cleaning out my keyboard that has become gummed up with peanut butter (the hazards of eating at your desk.) That's why I was intrigued to talk to someone who broke away from the mundane working world and set himself up to work from a truly fabulous place.

What Tony Bennett Can Teach You About Your Career

45 Things

generation y lady gaga tony bennett career advice age discrimination Anita BruzzeseWhen I was growing up my parents listened to Tony Bennett. I still listen to him and am astounded that at 85, the man still has such a vital presence in the music world. The other night I watched a show that recorded his duets with artists like Lady Gaga, Faith Hill and Andrea Bocelli. In each of those instances, Bennett was relaxed and appeared to be having fun.

Politics in the Workplace: Why it’s Important to Keep your Political Preferences Private

Insperity

Aside from causing tension in the workplace, promoting a particular political party among employees can lead to a lawsuit if someone feels they have been discriminated against because of their beliefs. Failure to do so can result in decreased morale and engagement among employees, and the possibility of a harassment or discrimination lawsuit. As the next presidential election nears, politics will become a regular topic of conversation around the water cooler.

Is Withdrawing a Discrimination Claim Protected Activity?

HR Daily Advisor

We all understand that filing a discrimination charge with a government agency is protected activity, but one employee recently claimed that withdrawing such a charge is also protected. In 2011, she filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in which she asserted that her supervisor based salary and promotional decisions on her age and gender. The post Is Withdrawing a Discrimination Claim Protected Activity?

Social Screening or Social Sleuthing? Why Recruiters Should Stay Away From Facebook

Insperity

For example, if an employer sees on Facebook that [an applicant] is a member of a protected group, that employer may open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they don’t hire said person,” Egan said. It’s no secret that recruiters often use the internet to screen potential new hires. But with tight privacy controls on social media sites allowing users to lock down their information, there is often little “dirt” to be dug up.

How to Create a Strategic Human Capital Plan

Insperity

Layoffs should be conducted under the guidance of an attorney or HR professional to minimize the risk of discrimination claims or lawsuits. What plans do you have for your business in the coming year? Will you be expanding or introducing a new product to the marketplace? How will your existing human capital support and sustain your business throughout these changes?

How To Manage a Multi-Generational Workforce

Insperity

Any time workers are put into “boxes” by managers, there is a risk of offending an employee or creating a situation that may be construed as discrimination. For example, only seeking input from employees younger than 30 about a new social media project is discriminating against older workers. Baby Boomers. Millennials. Generation X, Y or Z. No matter what their title, each generation has its own unique characteristics and history.

Breakdown

True Faith HR

only we could avoid those pesky genetic testing discrimination concerns. One of the major themes of last week''s Transform HR Conference was wellness. With health care costs continuing to rise, employers are looking for new and innovative ways to serve their employees while looking out for their bottom line. Fran Melmed looked at ways that organizations could do better in her session, " The Second-Generation Workplace Wellness Program."

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims with Nebraska Skilled Nursing Home

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with GGNSC Omaha Hallmark, LLC and Omaha Metro Care Rehabilitation Center, LLC to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at a skilled nursing home facility in Omaha, Nebraska. OFCCP alleges that GGNSC discriminated against White and Hispanic applicants for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions from January 2012 through at least August 2013.

US Foods and OFCCP Settle Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

has entered into a conciliation agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at the foodservice distributors’ Wixom, Michigan facility. According to the conciliation agreement, OFCCP alleges that from January 2011 through December 2012 US Foods, Inc. discriminated against a total of sixty female applicants for Night Order Selector positions in their warehouse. Affirmative Action Gender Discriminatio

LabCorp and OFCCP Settle Hiring and Compensation Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered a conciliation agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) to settle allegations of hiring and compensation discrimination within their Lab Assistant positions located at their Raritan, NJ facility.

A few notes about pregnancy discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed in 1978, yet despite the amount of time on the books employers violate it all the time. The variety of discrimination cases dealing with pregnancy cover a broad spectrum of reasons. retaliating against employees – or those close to pregnant employees – who complained about pregnancy discrimination. In PDA cases the burden of proof of discrimination falls on the pregnant employee.

The Employee Engagement Wholehearted Dialogue: Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger

David Zinger

44:48] Denise: Of course, because for example, if you decided I am going to base my life on a sense of fairness, it totally changes then the arguments or your experience of discrimination and how you’re going to respond to it. Dialogue with Denise Bissonnette on Wholehearted Engagement. This is a dialogue with Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger as they talk about Denise’s views on wholehearted engagement.

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Texas Against 2012 EEOC Guideline

Sterling Check

In a blow against the EEOC, a federal judge recently ruled in favor of the State of Texas against the EEOC 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 2012 Guidance stated that employers should carefully consider criminal records in making hiring decisions to be compliant with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Ethics Hotline

Aurico

Early detection is critical—fraud, discrimination and other behaviors that are criminal or inconsistent with company policy typically get worse if left unchecked. Your employees, suppliers and stakeholders are the eyes and ears of your organization and your first line of defense for spotting unethical or illegal activities.

Was Inconsistent Treatment of Asian USPS Worker Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

The steady increase in retaliation claims is likely due to a number of factors, including the fact that an employee doesn’t have to prove that she was discriminated against or harassed to proceed, and potentially succeed, on a retaliation claim. However, that changed after she filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC in May 2011. On May 23, 2011, USPS Captain “Tony” learned that Nancy had filed a charge of discrimination alleging race discrimination.

Age discrimination verdict: Jury awards former employee a whopping $51 million

HR Morning

Yet another example of how painful getting caught for discrimination law violations can be for employers: A New Jersey jury has just awarded a Lockheed Martin engineer an astonishing $51 million for discriminating against him because of his age. . It’s thought to be the largest award ever in an age discrimination case. Discrimination & Harassment Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter $51 million Age Discrimination Lockheed Martin Robert Braden

OFCCP and LandCare USA Settle Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with LandCare USA, LLC, formerly known as TruGreen LandCare to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its Austin, TX location.

Risky business: Pay discrimination case costs federal contractor $1.2M

HR Morning

million in back pay and interest and provide additional relief to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against women at its facilities in Alpharetta, GA, and Boca Raton, FL, the Department of Labor announced. Females who are or were employed in an operational leadership exempt job at LexisNexis in Boca Raton or Alpharetta on December 31, 2012, can visit [link] or call 855-216-0427 to file a claim.

The New EEOC Guidance

Aurico

Train managers, hiring officials, and decision makers about Title VII and it prohibition on employment discrimination. Aurico is hosting a Webinar scheduled for Tuesday May 1, 2012, giving an overview of the litigation. It has been talked about by the HR Community now for months, and it has arrived. The New EEOC Guidance which was voted in by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a 4-1 vote.

Dell EMC to Pay Millions in Back Wages Due to Alleged Gender Discrimination

Berkshire Associates

The pay inequities allegedly began in 2012 in their Pleasanton and Santa Clara, CA locations and in two North Carolina locations beginning in 2014. Some areas of the alleged discrimination are: Affirmative Action Gender DiscriminationIn late April, Computer giant Dell EMC, headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was ordered to pay more than $2.9 million in back wages to settle a claim of paying women and some minority employees less than their white male counterparts.