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Professional Transportation, Inc. to Pay $60,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Transportation Company Refused to Hire Worker Because of Medical Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Federal Agency ChargedBLUEFIELD, W.V. – Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), a transportation company headquartered in Evansville, Ind., with operations throughout the United States, will pay $60,000 to an […]

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EEOC Launches Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Workshop Series

Federal Agency Announces Registration Open for Understanding Unconscious Bias in the WorkplaceLOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced today that the EEOC Training Institute […]

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EEOC Wins $500,000 Jury Verdict Against Cigar City Motors for Sex Discrimination

Harley-Davidson Dealership Refused to Promote Female Because of Her Gender, Federal Agency ChargedTAMPA, Fla. – A federal jury has awarded $500,000 in punitive damages to Virginia Duncan, a female sales manager at a Harley-Davidson dealership, who was denied a promotion […]

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Act Now: Employer Obligations Under New York HERO Act

Don’t wait: New York employers must act now to comply with state-level infectious disease readiness requirements. By August 5, 2021, employers with worksites in New York must adopt a model infectious disease exposure plan or develop an alternative plan that […]

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U.S. Department of Justice Gives Go-Ahead to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

As employers nationwide have begun to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the workplace, legal questions have been presented as to whether these vaccine requirements are legally permissible under various laws. While the EEOC has issued guidance that generally permits […]

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Crothall Healthcare to Pay $37,500 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Linen Services Provider Refused to Hire Individual Because of His Disabilities, Federal Agency ChargedATLANTA – Crothall Healthcare, Inc., a medical laundry and linen service, will pay $37,500 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the […]

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As Facial Recognition Technology Surges, Organizations Face Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns, and Fraud

Facial recognition technology has become increasingly popular in recent years in the employment and consumer space (e.g. employee access, passport check-in systems, payments on smartphones), and in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the need arose to screen persons entering […]

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Colorado Moves the Goalposts Again on White-Collar Exemptions

In November 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) adopted Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS) #37, which went into effect on January 1, 2021. COMPS #37, like its predecessor orders, outlined the requirements for employees […]

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NDI Office Furniture to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Furniture Distributor Refused to Hire Women for Warehouse Work and Fired Female Applicant’s Son After She Complained About Discrimination, Federal Agency ChargedBIRMINIGHAM, Ala. – Nashville-based NDI Office Furniture, LLC, the largest office furniture distributor in the Southeastern and Midwest United […]

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Lonza America to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Company Violated Federal Law When It Fired a Recovering Opioid Addict, Federal Agency ChargedCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Lonza America LLC, a New Jersey-based company in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry, will pay $150,000 and provide other relief to settle a […]

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