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EEOC busy filing lawsuits against employers as fiscal year nears end; disability bias tops the list

September 28th, 2012

As it approaches the end of its fiscal year on September 30, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy filing new lawsuits. Among the most recent flurry of suits were the following dozen, more than half of which allege disability discrimination:
Disability bias. On September 26, the EEOC filed seven lawsuits in federal [Read more...]

Survey shows most employers considering move towards exchange-based individual market strategies for retiree medical programs

September 28th, 2012

Driven by changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most employers are reevaluating their retiree health care strategy and are considering implementing strategies that open access to the individual Medicare plan market through health care exchanges, according to a new survey by Aon Hewitt. The survey of almost 450 private and public [Read more...]

EEOC sues Dayton Superior Corporation after worker on prescription medication is fired following drug test

September 27th, 2012

Dayton Superior Corporation, a nationwide provider of concrete and masonry construction products, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing an employee because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contends in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Georgia on September 26.
The EEOC’s lawsuit asserts that the employee worked for [Read more...]

Food preparation and service workers need coffee the most, according to survey

September 27th, 2012

National Coffee Day is Saturday, September 29, and according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder®, food preparation and service workers are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by scientists and sales representatives. The survey results also show that coffee plays a major role in helping professionals perk up [Read more...]

DOL obstructing oversight of controversial WARN Act guidance, says Workforce Committee

September 26th, 2012

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), have renewed a request for documents and communications related to the development of guidance concerning sequestration and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. In a letter dated September [Read more...]