On August 22, 2014, United States District Court Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted the National Labor Relations Board’s application to enforce three subpoenas served on UPMC in an unfair labor practice case despite the fact that the subpoenas were overly “broad and unfocused.”
In 2012, the EEOC issued guidance to employers regarding criminal background checks. Criminal background checks can have a disproportionate impact on minorities.
The fight rages on with regard to the EEOC’s position on hiring checks based on criminal backgrounds.
There continues to be growing firestorm of litigation initiated by the EEOC over hiring checks based on criminal backgrounds. In one of the most high profile cases addressing this issue (that we previously blogged about here and here,) Judge Sam R. Cummings of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an decision in State of Texas v. EEOC, Case No.5:13-CV-255 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 20, 2014), granting the EEOC’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the State of Texas regarding the its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Under Title VII.”
EEOC Disciplined and Embarrased: Court Sanctions Its Attorneys for Premature Announcement of Settlement
On June 5th of this year we discussed the case of a group of Hawaiian farms and a labor contractor sued by the EEOC for allegedly harassing and mistreating Thai farmworkers.
One of the largest producers of fresh potatoes in North America has just been sued for sexual harassment by the EEOC. It is alleged that several women at its Colorado location were sexually menaced by a production supervisor and fired when they resisted or complained.
EEOC Signals More Widespread Use of Summary Judgment Tool to Obtain Relief and Defeat Affirmative Defenses
On August 7, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma entered its decision in EEOC v. Midwest Regional Medical Center, LLC, No. CIV-13-789-M (W.D. Okla. Aug. 7, 2014), and granted partial summary judgment in favor of the EEOC.
Court Finds EEOC Satisfied “Low Hurdle” of Pre-Suit Conciliation As Employers Anxiously Await Supreme Court’s Future Mach Mining Decision
As we previously blogged about, most recently here, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (No. 13-1019) could be a game changer in EEOC-related litigation.
Multi-Million Dollar Settlement is a Reminder to Agricultural Industry to Monitor Farm Labor Contractors
In June, four Hawaii growers agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle claims related to the growers’ use of Thai H2-A visa workers supplied by farm labor contractor Global Horizons.
Here’s a novel question for you: What do so-called “autonomous” cars have in common with class action federal employment discrimination lawsuits?