EEOC’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts to Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

EEOC’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts to Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

On November 18, 2014, the EEOC released its 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”).  The Report is an annual scorecard of sorts for the EEOC. It reflects the progress of the EEOC’s continued efforts to follow enforcement priorities outlined in its 2012 strategic enforcement plan (“SEP”) (read more here), including its systemic litigation initiative.

Credible Threats of Insubordinate Activity Could Override NLRA Protections for Employees’ Facebook Postings

By | Employment Law Matters | November 18, 2014

A few months ago, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) determined that an employee’s profanity-laced tirade did not lose the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), because the tirade followed the employer’s statement that if the employee didn’t like his job, he could quit.

Ninth Circuit Requires Plaintiffs to Plead Facts in Support of Their Wage-Hour Claims

By | Wage and Hour Defense Blog | November 18, 2014
Ninth Circuit Requires Plaintiffs to Plead Facts in Support of Their Wage-Hour Claims

In a great many wage-hour complaints alleging unpaid overtime or failure to pay minimum wage, plaintiffs will bring suit without identifying any specific instances in which the plaintiffs ever worked unpaid overtime or worked for a period of time without being paid at least the minimum wage.

Wage and Hour Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court: Perez V. Mortgage Bankers Association

By | Wage & Hour Insights | November 18, 2014

As we discussed recently, this month marked the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. For employment law practitioners, this session will be particularly busy with seven cases analyzing a range of employment questions, from the scope of the EEOC’s duty to conciliate discrimination claims to the applicability of whistleblower protection laws and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.