More on EEOC Litigation Tactics and Strategy

Another informative blog from SeyfarthShaw about a recent ruling in EEOC v. KB Staffing, LLC illustrating how difficult it can be for an employer seeking to protect itself from burdensome and seemingly over broad investigations by the EEOC, even after the charging party has withdrawn. After The Charge Has Gone: Court Gives EEOC Free Reign… Continue reading More on EEOC Litigation Tactics and Strategy

President Seeks to Fill EEOC Vacancy

On September 15, President Obama nominated Charlotte A. Burrows to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2019.  Burrows is Associate Deputy Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice.  Previously she was General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Sen. Ted Kennedy; and before that, Deputy Chief… Continue reading President Seeks to Fill EEOC Vacancy

Prison Firm CCA Seeks to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders

On Sept. 12, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about how CCA, the “nation’s largest private prison company”, “is shifting its focus toward helping release more inmates and keep them out—a reaction, company officials say, to changing policies around the country on the severity of criminal punishment.”  CCA, “which has built a profitable business from… Continue reading Prison Firm CCA Seeks to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders

Another EEOC Oversight Hearing

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce announced another oversight hearing of the EEOC.  The September 17 hearing will focus on three EEOC reform bills: H.R. 4959, the EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act; H.R. 5422, the Litigation Oversight Act of 2014; and H.R. 5423, the Certainty in Enforcement Act… Continue reading Another EEOC Oversight Hearing

NYC Hearing on Credit Checks

In early-2014, the bill to largely ban the use of credit histories for employment was reintroduced in the New York City Council. The measure, Int. 261-2014, is once again authored by Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope). The bill was heard in the City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights on Sept. 12. CDIA testified in person… Continue reading NYC Hearing on Credit Checks

EEOC Chair Berrien Moves Out; Yang Moves Up; Vacancy Unfilled; and Lopez Renominated

Jackie Berrien has left the EEOC.  Vice chair, Jenny Yang, has been elevated to the position of chair.  Yang is a former NELP staffer and former partner of the DC-based plaintiff law firm, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll P.L.L.C.  For now, the commission has two Democrats and two Republicans.  A new nomination to fill Berrien’s vacancy… Continue reading EEOC Chair Berrien Moves Out; Yang Moves Up; Vacancy Unfilled; and Lopez Renominated