Act Teleconferencing to pay $40,000 to settle EEOC lawsuit claiming it failed to accommodate employee injured on way to work

ACT Teleconferencing Services, a Colorado-based provider of audio, web, and video conferencing services to companies in the United States and abroad, will pay $40,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced on May 25, 2011. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston, charged that […]

As final rule takes effect implementing ADA Amendments Act, EEOC’s Feldblum steers conference attendees through changes

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was passed in 2008 with broad bipartisan support, legislation borne of compromise between the disability community and the business community. So in issuing its final regulations under the ADAAA, which were published in the Federal Register in March and take effect this week, the EEOC approached the task with that […]

VETS seeking comments on extension, without content change, of VETS 100 & VETS 100A forms

The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is seeking comments on extending the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-approved collection, without content change, of the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Reports, i.e. the VETS-100 and VETS-100A reports, according to a notice published in the May 20, 2011 issue of the Federal Register […]

Arizona charter school, EEOC settle allegations that school director’s husband sexually harassed female employees

A charter school located in Phoenix will pay $41,125 to settle a Title VII sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to an agency statement on May 19, 2011. The commission’s lawsuit alleged that Rafael Andaverde, the husband of the owner and director of ACCLAIM Charter School, doing business […]

Under “Active Case Enforcement” procedures, contactors can expect OFCCP to consider three years of compliance history with laws enforced by OFCCP, EEOC, Wage Hour, VETS and OSHA

During compliance evaluations, the OFCCP will consider a contractor’s history, going back three years, of compliance not only with the laws enforced by the OFCCP but also with laws enforced by other Labor Department agencies and the EEOC, noted OFCCP officials during an OFCCP webinar presented on May 17, 2011. The webinar was presented by […]

Early retiree reimbursements top $2 billion

In the first 13 months after enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) has more than $2 billion reimbursements to 1,728 approved retiree plans, according to a May 2011 ERRP report from the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). This is almost three and one-half […]

EEOC sues placement company for disability bias in refusal to hire applicant with Asperger’s

Randstad US, LP, a Frederick, Maryland, employment referral and placement services company, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to hire an applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit announced by the agency on May 13, 2011. The company failed to hire Jason […]

Measure amending NLRA introduced as response to NLRB’s Boeing complaint

Legislation that would amend the NLRA was introduced in the United States Senate on Thursday, May 12. S. 964, the “Jobs Protection Act,” is a direct legislative response to the recent decision by NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon to issue a complaint against The Boeing Company charging the airline manufacturer of violating the NLRA […]

EEOC sues Health Partners, Inc. for refusing to let employee work with noncontagious tuberculosis

Michigan rehabilitation and nursing company Health Partners, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow an employee to begin working there after a skin test for tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit it filed on May 11, 2011. The suit filed by the commission in […]

EEOC sues Health Partners, Inc. for refusing to let employee work with noncontagious tuberculosis

Michigan rehabilitation and nursing company Health Partners, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow an employee to begin working there after a skin test for tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit it filed on May 11, 2011. The suit filed by the commission in […]