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EEOC charge filings down and monetary rewards to victims through investigations and litigation plummet

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

Shortly after publishing its FY2016 budget justification (here) asking for an additional $8.6 million and authorization to hire hundreds of

Year-starting stumbles: the EEOC’s aggressive tactics shot down twice in the first week of 2015

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2015

As we reported in our recent Annual EEOC Report (found here), the EEOC prides itself on its aggressive litigation theories and strategies. But just

2014’s top 5 most intriguing decisions in EEOC-initiated litigation (and a preview of our annual EEOC litigation report)

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2015

Every year at this time we like to offer our loyal readers a pre-publication preview of our annual report on developments and trends in

Separation agreement attack redux EEOC takes another swing at employer’s standard release language, and loses on key claims

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2014

Earlier this year, we blogged about the EEOC's aggressive attack on CVS Pharmacy Inc.'s standard release agreement which contained terms more

“One step too far” Court shoots down the EEOC’s kitchen sink subpoena

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

Employers have become accustomed to the federal courts rubber stamping EEOC subpoenas seeking company-wide information based on a single charge of

Senator Alexander’s report puts the spotlight on the EEOC and promises further oversight in the next Congress

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today

Not impressed by the chutzpah: Court refuses to bless the EEOC’s attempt to create a new form of pattern or practice litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2014

Judge John Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a decision this week in the EEOC's landmark case against

Déjà vu all over again: EEOC’s fiscal year-end lawsuit blitz once again catches dozens of employers in litigation net

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

In the words of the immortal bard Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” As we have reported in years past (see here and here), the EEOC has

The defense amicus briefs submitted to the SCOTUS in EEOC v. Mach Mining

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

Today Seyfarth Shaw LLP submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Insurance Association in Mach Mining v. EEOC

An about-face by the Court could put bass pro back on the hook

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2014

In the spirit of "it ain't over 'till it's over," this week's decision in EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, et al.,Case No. 11-CV-3425 (S.D. Tex