As of January 12, 2021, Palm Beach County’s equal employment ordinance has been amended to cover smaller businesses.    Companies in Palm Beach County with between 5 and 14 employees (Federal and State civil rights acts normally cover companies with 15 or more employees) will now have to comply with the County’s equal employment ordinance.

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While it likely will be some time before most working age Floridians can get a COVID19 vaccine, since the roll out has been nothing but chaos, employers should start to thinking about their vaccine plan.   The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidelines for COVID19 vaccines in late December 2020.

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There has been a ton of news coverage regarding North Carolina’s new bathroom access law included within HB-2.   I’ve written several posts on bathroom access and employment litigation regarding bathroom access.  See my posts here (OSHA guidance on bathroom access), here (EEOC settlement of litigation which included bathroom access claims), here (11th Circuit Court of

Following up on my prior potty posts here and here, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has recently settled a lawsuit involving a transgender employee which involved claims that the employee, Britney Austin, was not permitted to use the women’s restroom.

Ms. Austin will receive $115,000 as part of the settlement.   While this case

Following up on my earlier posts here and here, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has just filed a third lawsuit in which it charged an employer with sex discrimination of a transgender employee.

The EEOC said Friday it has filed suit against Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services Corporation charging it with violation of Title

April showers bring May flowers, but recently April has brought a flurry of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discrimination enforcement directed to the protection of transgender employees under Title VII.

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First, a bit of background:  transgender is generally defined as a person who identifies with a gender other than the one they were born

I’ve posted before on the issue of background checks for employees; see prior posts here  and here.  Now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) have issued joint informal guidance concerning background checks and their suggested best practices for such checks.

The guidance can be found here.

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