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EEOC Finds Pattern of Age Discrimination at IBM

After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found that IBM engaged in systematic age discrimination by directing managers to replace older employees with younger workers. The EEOC finding, contained in a determination letter sent to a group of ex-employees who filed complaints, could open the door...

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EEOC Considers Rule to Amend Conciliation Process

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering a rule to amend its conciliation process for resolving workplace discrimination claims. The contemplated rule would expand how much information is provided to employers participating in the voluntary process. 

While the rule is intended to encourage greater employer participation in conciliation,...

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Opioid Use by Employees

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued two guidance documents regarding employee opioid use and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The first document is directed at employees and the other provides information for healthcare providers. 

The new guidance is in response to...

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Golf Caddies: Independent Contractors or Employees?

A common problem at golf clubs throughout New York and New Jersey is the misclassification of caddies and other golf club employees. Caddies are frequently classified as independent contractors and not paid overtime when they are legally entitled to it. But many are actually employees, according to the criteria established by the...

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Should Employers Consider COVID-19 Liability Waivers?

As businesses throughout New York begin to reopen, many employers are concerned about their potential liability relating to potential COVID-19 infections in the workplace. For this reason, some employers are considering whether to require employees to sign COVID-19 liability waivers before returning to the workplace. 

While observers believe such...

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When Are False Accusations of Racism Defamation?

The ongoing protests against racism across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death have also sparked concerns about false accusations of racism, and whether such accusations are considered defamation. If your professional reputation has been harmed by false accusations, it takes a skilled employment lawyer to protect you from...

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