HR Newswatch
Tuition, Training Programs Becoming ‘New Minimum Wage’
15 Sep 2021 20:07:34 UT
McLEAN, Va. – COVID-19’s impact on jobs and the economy has been profound and, quite honestly, confusing. On the one hand, stories of people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic – and are now...
EEOC Sues Arizona Subway Franchise for Disability Discrimination
15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 UT
Buckeye Fast Food Restaurant Discriminated Against an Employee With Autism and ADHD, Federal Agency Charges PHOENIX – RCC Partners, LLC, doing business as Subway 701 in Buckeye, Arizona, violated...
OSHA Slams Food Plant with $154K Fine After Chemical Release
15 Sep 2021 19:01:00 UT
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited and fined the Foundation Food Group Inc.’s poultry processing plant in Gainesville, GA after two chemical...
NLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum Advising Regions to Pursue Harsh Penalties Against Employers for Labor Law Violations
15 Sep 2021 18:53:42 UT
In cases involving unlawful terminations, the memorandum advises regions to seek compensation for consequential damages, front pay, and liquidated backpay. If the aggrieved employee is...
EEOC Again Extends Deadline for 2019 & 2020 EEO-1 Data Collection
15 Sep 2021 18:30:44 UT
Filings Now Due on October 25, 2021 The deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data HAS BEEN CHANGED.  The new filing deadline is NOW Monday, October 25, 2021. After delaying...
The NLRB and Congress Move to Protect Union Organizing and Employees through Enhanced Remedies for Both and Increased Penalties for Employers
15 Sep 2021 18:25:19 UT
On September 8, 2021, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo created quite a stir when she issued a memorandum (GC 21-06) (“Memo”) bearing the subject line “Seeking...
EEOC Files First Lawsuit Against Employer for Failing to Accomodate Work Request due to COVID-19
15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 UT
Along with the new wave of post-COVID litigation surfacing...
Court: Federal Restitution Rights Override ERISA 401(k) Plan Protection
15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 UT
A federal appeals court recently ruled that an employer was entitled to a former employee’s 401(k) plan funds as restitution for that employee’s embezzlement. However, writes Dan Morgan of Blank...
EEOC Files Three Racial Harassment Lawsuits Against Pennsylvania And West Virginia Employers
15 Sep 2021 13:24:54 UT
Black Workers Were Subjected to Racial Epithets, Nooses, Intimidation With Firearms, Federal Agency Charges PHILADELPHIA – Four companies, one in West Virginia and three in Pennsylvania, violated...
Large employers waiting for more clarity on proposed OSHA vaccine rule
15 Sep 2021 11:00:00 UT
Large employers in northwestern Ohio mostly are taking a...

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