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Labor Secretary-designate Thomas Perez spent most of his time before a Senate confirmation committee April 18 testifying about his current job as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have laws protecting the unemployed from discrimination. The EEOC has investigated bias against the unemployed and warns employers they could face disparate-impact discrimination lawsuits if screening out the unemployed hurts women and minorities more than other groups.
When the owner of Windswept Environmental Group died in November 2008, he left behind more than a business. The Bay Shore company’s 401(k) retirement plan was orphaned, too, since the owner was the plan’s only fiduciary. Now the DOL has asked a court to appoint a fiduciary for the plan.
When most employees change jobs, they either cash out previous 401(k) accounts (bad move) or roll them over into an IRA (better). Very few opt for what may be the very best money move: rolling retirement funds into a similar 401(k) plan at their new organization.
Q. The minor child of one of our employees has a disability. She was approved to be his personal care attendant and requested FMLA leave to see if she would like to do this as a job going forward ... I know FMLA is available to care for a child, but can she use FMLA as a way of trying out a new job?
PBM Graphics, a Research Triangle printing firm, has agreed to settle a national-origin EEOC discrimination claim filed by temporary workers who claim the firm unfairly favored Hispanic temps over non-Hispanics.
UnitedHealthcare execs have an ulterior motive for encouraging their employees to volunteer in the community: It’s good for their health.
Q. How do I make corrections to a Form I-9, especially when too many documents are indicated on the form? A previous employer completed the forms. Also, is there guidance on how to do I-9 self-audits?
Just because employers can compel arbitration doesn’t necessarily mean that they should. There are pros and cons to such agreements that employers should weigh carefully before committing to either approach.
When an employee complains about sexual harassment and suddenly finds herself under scrutiny—and sees her schedule changed—she may have a retaliation case.