EEOC's dialogue partners in the report included:Blacks in Government (BIG)African American Federal Executives Association (AAFEA)Federally Employed Women (FEW)Federal EEO Directors and Federal Special Emphasis Program ManagersThe Equal Justice SocietyThe Women's Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaWorkplace Flexibility 2010The Equal Rights CenterThe work group also received valuable input from academic expert Dr. Paula Caplan of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard University. … [Read more...] about New EEOC Report Examines Obstacles Facing African Americans in Federal Workplace
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The FLL also adds to the existing contracts for an indefinite term or specific project. Specifically, in order to allow “seasonal” employees to gain seniority, employers may now offer employment for an indefinite term for un-continuous work when the services required are for fixed and periodic tasks, in the cases of seasonal activities, or that do not require the provision of services throughout the entire week, month, or year. Under this arrangement, the employment relationship can be suspended during off periods in order to relieve the employer of wage payment obligations and the employee of any service obligations. … [Read more...] about Mexican Federal Labor Law Reform: What Companies Doing Business in Mexico Need to Know
Government EnforcementFederal agencies increasingly have been aggressive and controversial in their enforcement methods. Under new leadership in the Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), among others, one can expect a return to traditional, more conservative theories of discrimination previously recognized by federal courts. We may see the EEOC ease its systemic discrimination enforcement activity and enforcement position on the ADA, Title VII, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. An important issue to watch is the EEOC’s position on Title VII’s application to LGBT issues. Corporate diversity and inclusion programs are not likely to be affected by the new administration, as they are driven much more by demographic changes in the population, labor force, and marketplace and risk management considerations, and much less by federal law and policy in the short-term. … [Read more...] about Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump: What to Expect
Employee Use of Company E-Mail and Monitoring Employee E-MailThe NLRB will presume that employees who have rightful access to their employer’s e-mail system in the course of their work also have a right to use the e-mail system to engage in Section 7 protected communications on non-working time. This means that if your employees have access to the e-mail system, they can use the e-mail system to discuss union-related issues, so long as they do so on non-working time. Employers can in unusual circumstances impose some restrictions, such as a ban on sending mass e-mails. But, the employer has the burden of showing that limitations are necessary (for example, that mass e-mails disrupt the server) and that limitations are consistently and uniformly enforced. … [Read more...] about Are Your Employment Policies Legal Under Current Federal Labor Law?
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