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The EEOC's new and improved (or at least more detailed) Enforcement Guidance on arrest & conviction records
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

As promised in a previous post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Enforcement Guidance concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended


The Sixth Circuit affirms reinstatement in lieu of $4.4m front pay award on disabled vet's constructive discharge claim
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

Last week, the Sixth Circuit affirmed that disabled Army veteran, James McKelvey was only entitled to reinstatement and back pay on his constructive discharge claim, in lieu of a $4.4M jury award for front pay. McKelvey v. Secretary, No. 10-1172 (Dec. 14, 2011


EEOC's guidance on background checks
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

In response to mounting concern over the use of criminal records and credit reports to screen potential employees, Commissioner Victoria Lipnic of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on March 13, 2012, that the EEOC is "likely" to issue new guidance to employers on the use of both criminal history and credit background checks in the near future


The NLRB's "ambush election" rule is now in effect
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

On December 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a final rule which significantly modified, in certain respects, the procedure for processing representation petitions


Sixth Circuit clarifies "honest belief" standard
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated Plaintiff-Appellant Johnnie Brooks, Jr.’s (“Brooks”) claim under the Age Discrimination Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq., (“ADEA”) finding Brooks established a prima facie case of age discrimination and provided sufficient evidence of pretext to survive summary judgment


Rejecting the Second Circuit, the Sixth Circuit opts to cover more employers under discrimination law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

In a case of first impression, last week the Sixth Circuit addressed the scope of the term “employee,” in the volunteer context under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”


A recent Sixth Circuit decision raises the question: does your promotional process have a disparate impact on minorities?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 9 2011

A panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently required the City of Memphis (“City”) to immediately promote twenty-eight African American police officers to the rank of lieutenant


Volunteers may tip the scales for unsuspecting American non-profit “employers”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

The current financial crisis has left non-profit organizations turning to volunteers as a means of dealing with technology services, program development, staff training or even fundraising


Expansion of discrimination law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) forbids employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin


Another posting for employers: new NLRB posting obligation for employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 30 2011

Effective November 14, 2011, private employers will be required to post a workplace notice of employee rights under the National Labor Rights Act