August Employment Law Bulletin

August 22, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Court “Paroles” EEOC Criminal History Guidance In the case of the State of Texas v. EEOC (5th Cir. August 6, 2019), the Court ruled that the EEOC overstepped its statutory boundaries by issuing its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records and Employment Decisions Under Title… Read More →


July Employment Law Bulletin

July 25, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

EEO-1 Component 2 Filing – What You Need to Know The website for the EEO-1 Component 2 online filing system is open, complete with long-awaited sample forms, fairly straightforward instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.  The EEOC contracted with National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago… Read More →


June Employment Law Bulletin

June 26, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

UAW (“U Ain’t Winnin’”) Narrowly Loses at VW Volkswagen Chattanooga employees on June 14 narrowly defeated the UAW for the second time in five years: with 776 voting for union representation (48.2%) and 833 voting against it (51.8%).  A swing of 29 votes would have changed the outcome.  In 2014,… Read More →


Governor Signs Alabama’s Equal Pay/Salary History Legislation

June 13, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

On June 10, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (HB 225), which becomes effective on September 1, 2019. The Act prohibits race or sex discrimination in pay, if the work “requires equal skill, effort, education, experience and responsibility, and performance under similar working conditions,”… Read More →


May Employment Law Bulletin

May 23, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

New EEOC Chair, New EEOC Direction? It took only 23 months, but on May 8, 2019, the United States Senate approved President Trump’s nomination of Janet Dhillon to become Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dhillon was confirmed by a 50 – 43 vote. Dhillon was nominated in June… Read More →


April Employment Law Bulletin

April 25, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Court Order EEO-1 Pay Data Collection by September 30 When we left the saga of the EEO-1 pay data collection legal battles last month, a federal court had given the EEOC until April 3 to detail how and when it planned to implement its order reinstating the collection of pay… Read More →


March Employment Law Bulletin

March 27, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

DOL Exempt Employee Salary Level to Increase On March 12, 2019, the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the requirements for management and professional exemptions.  On March 22, Wage Hour announced that the proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register and that they will accept comments through… Read More →


February Employment Law Bulletin

February 26, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Ninth Circuit Issues Fair Credit Reporting Act Decision That Endangers Most Multi-State Background Check Authorizations The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to more than just credit ratings. It applies to any sort of background check (financial, criminal, or professional) conducted by a third-party vendor that regularly provides those… Read More →


January Employment Law Bulletin

February 4, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Unions’ Share of U.S. Workforce Shrank in 2018 According to a poll released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of U.S. workers over the age of 16 who are union members dipped from 10.7% to 10.5% in 2018. The actual number of union members decreased from 14,817,000… Read More →


December Employment Law Bulletin

December 28, 2018   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Our Best Wishes For 2019 We extend our best wishes to our clients and other relationship partners for a healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2019. As our firm begins its 26th year, we do so with the energy and excitement of when we first started our practice. We look forward to… Read More →