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Another court calls out EEOC after agency fails to establish prima facie case on ADA claims

May 3rd, 2011

Another district court has jumped on the bandwagon that seems to have gained steam over the past few weeks in which courts are holding the EEOC accountable for untenable claims (EEOC v Tricore Reference Labs, April 27, 2011, Conway, J). After it had previously entered summary judgment in the employer’s favor on ADA claims brought [Read more...]

Generation gap causes conflict in some workplaces

May 3rd, 2011

Conflict between members of different generations exists in almost three-quarters of organizations, and more than half of organizations actively work to reduce that conflict, according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Five generations will be represented in the U.S. workforce next year, the Society’s HR Magazine noted in its [Read more...]

Employer’s attempt to refuse to comply with EEOC’s subpoena rejected

May 2nd, 2011

The Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s order enforcing an EEOC subpoena seeking information about an employer’s hiring practices, rejecting the employer’s argument that the requested materials were irrelevant to an employee’s charge of race discrimination (EEOC v Konica Minolta Bus Solutions, USA, Inc, April 29, 2011, Wood, D). The EEOC was within its authority [Read more...]

Experts agree that gender-based wage gap persists

May 2nd, 2011

Government and private-sector experts participating in a public forum held by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) advised that gender-based wage discrimination is still a problem and a percentage of the wage discrepancy cannot be explained by nondiscriminatory factors. The forum was held at the EEOC’s headquarters on April 28, 2011 – just one [Read more...]

Survey takes a look at types of workers most in demand and how they’re being recruited

April 29th, 2011

What types of workers are most in demand today? Employers are hiring employees who are experienced in their businesses, team-oriented, customer-focused, have a track record for achieving the results they want, and work smart, according to a new survey by OI Partners, a global talent management firm. To recruit them, companies are more frequently using [Read more...]