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Category Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity

February 11, 2016

Federal Government to Force Employers to Reveal Pay Information by Gender

President Obama proposed executive action through the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to require certain businesses to provide detailed information about how much each employee earns.  To that end, the EEOC has proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to include collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100  Read More arrow

August 13, 2015

Law Against Discrimination

In Keogh v. Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm’n, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1164, decided this month, the Appellate Division addressed the pleading requirements to avoid dismissal of a complaint alleging discrimination based upon age and political affiliation. The Court held that allegations that Plaintiff was replaced by a younger person with details of their relative  Read More arrow

June 11, 2015

employment applications

The New York City Council has joined a growing list of jurisdictions in banning employers from placing on employment applications questions regarding an applicants criminal history. Such questions are permitted only when a job offer is actually tendered. Employers who hire in multiple jurisdictions would likely be best served to avoid such questions rather then grapple with the variety  Read More arrow

March 6, 2014

Hiding the Employee is Not the Way Around the EEOC’s New Guidance on Application of Federal Discrimination Law to Religious Dress and Grooming 

The EEOC issued new guidance to employers on how they can comply with federal discrimination law when faced with an employee’s religious dress and grooming practices issue. Once an employee puts the employer on notice that he requires a religious accommodation for his sincerely held religious beliefs or practices, the employer must, pursuant to Title  Read More arrow