Published: August 30, 2017

Although the Trump Administration has rolled back numerous Obama-era Executive Orders and other rules and policies intended to help workers, employers have been holding their collective breath, wondering whether the revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1), with its onerous pay data collection requirements, would survive.
 

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Published: August 24, 2017

We previously reported that AARP was attempting to stop the EEOC’s final wellness program rules under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) from taking effect on January 1, 2017.  AARP’s motion was denied by the D.C. District Court.

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Published: July 24, 2017

The July 20, 2017 White House release of the Trump Administration’s updated Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is the first clear indication of a shift by the Department of Justice on priorities under ADA Title II and III. The Obama Administration’s Fall 2016 Agenda had included proposed rules regarding non-discrimination in the accessibility of Web information in State and Local government services (ADA Title II), as the next step in addressing web accessibility.

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Published: February 27, 2017

In May 2016, the Obama Administration’s U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter directing schools to recognize and treat their students consistent with their gender identities once they received notice of any change.

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Published: February 3, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in the case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Flambeau, Inc. In Flambeau, the EEOC claimed the employer’s wellness program violated the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), since an employee was required to complete both a health risk assessment and biometric screening in order to be eligible for the employer’s health coverage.

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Published: January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump appointed Philip A. Miscimarra as acting chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Miscimarra was nominated to the NLRB by President Obama in 2013, where he was then unanimously confirmed by the ruling Senate committee.  

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Published: January 5, 2017

An amendment to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) has taken effect and it opens employers up to new discrimination claims by Delaware employees.
 

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