The EEOC Settles Six-Year-Old Lawsuit Attacking Background Check Policy 

From Lexology, Robert T. Quackenboss and Jessica Knapp Little discuss a recent settlement of claims that a retailer refused to hire candidates with criminal records without doing an individualized assessment. Robert and Jessica write: In its Complaint, the EEOC claimed that Dollar General (named in the lawsuit as DolGenCorp, LLC) improperly refused to hire job applicants who failed […]

New Year Brings New Obligations for Massachusetts Employers 

From JDSupra, Robert Fisher of Seyfarth Shaw LLP reviews the changes in labor laws for 2020. Seyfarth Synopsis: As we prepare to enter 2020, employers with a presence in Massachusetts should be mindful of certain changes to the wage and hour laws that will take effect in the new year. Most of these changes stem […]

Massachusetts Rings In The New Year With New Employment Laws 

From JDSupra, Andrew Eisenberg and Matthew Steinberg of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP discuss changes to Massachusetts employment laws for 2020. Andrew and Matthew write: On January 1, some important changes to Massachusetts employment law took effect. Below are the highlights: Paid Family and Medical Leave In 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the so-called […]

Reliable Staffing to Pay $25,000 and Change Hiring Policy to Resolve EEOC Discrimination Finding

From JDSupra, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission reports a settlement with a staffing firm that obtained medical information before an offer was made and used the information to refuse to hire applicants. INDIANAPOLIS – Reliable Staffing, an Indianapolis staffing firm, will pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to conciliate a disability discrimination charge by the […]

Staffing firm to pay $70,695 to resolve Department of Justice claims

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions, reports: The US Department of Justice announced Friday that it resolved immigration discrimination claims against Onin Staffing LLC, with the company required to pay a civil penalty of $70,695. In its announcement, the department said the McAllen, Texas, Onin office required specific work […]

That Was Quick—Massachusetts Legislature Seeks to Clarify 2018 Non-Compete Law, and to Exempt Physician Assistants 

From JDSupra, Erik Weibust provides an update on the efforts by the Massachusetts legislature to clarify the new non-compete law. Erik write: Last summer, after a decade of fits and starts, and just minutes before the end of the 2018 legislative session, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed comprehensive non-compete reform, which went into effect on October 1, 2018. […]

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida-Based Tech Staffing Firm 

The United States Department of Justice announced a settlement of claims that a staffing firm discriminated against non-U.S. citizens. The announcement states: The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Perspective Talent LLC, a Pembroke Pines, Florida information technology recruiting and staffing firm. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into […]

FMLA Retaliation Case Illustrates the Practical Significance of Effective HR Documentation 

From JDSupra, Samuel Ottinger discusses a case in which the proper documentation was able to defend a claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Samuel writes: In Simpson v. Temple University, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiff’s claims of […]

Adecco to pay $49,500 in Pennsylvania discrimination suit

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that Adecco USA Inc. will pay almost $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination claim. Staffing firms should review their practices for handling applicants with disabilities to ensure that they are not discriminated against. SIA writes: Adecco USA Inc. will pay $49,500 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the […]