Keep EEOC at bay with proactive pay audits

  • November 27, 2017

The EEOC has been told to deemphasize collecting compensation data from employers—but that doesn’t mean it stopped aggressively pursuing Equal Pay Act and Title VII...

Court: No defense for quid pro quo harassment

  • November 16, 2017

With sexual harassment in the news, a ruling handed down last month by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals should worry employers used to avoiding liability by showing that...

HR in a Post-Weinstein, #MeToo World

  • October 30, 2017

The flood of accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given women new confidence to publicly denounce sexual harassment and other misconduct by powerful...

EEOC files test case on rigid leave policies

  • September 21, 2017

If the EEOC wins a pending lawsuit, be prepared to amend any policy that unequivocally calls for firing employees who can’t return to work after they have used up...

Warn against mocking sexual orientation

  • September 13, 2017

Regardless of sexual orientation’s uncertain protected status, it is well-settled that mocking someone’s nonconformity to society’s gender stereotypes...

Here’s what not to say to EEOC investigators

  • September 07, 2017

A supervisor for Regional International Corp., located near Rochester, said precisely the wrong thing to an EEOC investigator after an employee filed an ADA complaint...

Clearly spell out performance expectations

  • September 04, 2017

Make sure your managers and supervisors clearly and formally communicate their performance expectations. A performance review that criticizes alleged poor work based on...