EEOC Provides Online Guidance to Small Employers

On September 27, 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an online resource center designed to help small business owners comply with the laws enforced by EEOC. According to the EEOC, “The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), located on EEOC’s public website at www.eeoc.gov, provides a user-friendly one-stop source for information on federal […]

Amendments to Illinois Equal Pay Act

On January 1, 2016, the Illinois Equal Pay Act was amended to prohibit employers of any size from paying unequal wages to men and women for doing the same or substantially similar work, except if the wage difference is based upon a seniority system, a merit system, a system measuring earnings by quantity or quality[…..]

EEOC Proposal to Collect Pay Data from Employers

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “Workers depend on the EEOC to advance opportunity and freedom from workplace discrimination. Although much progress has been made in the past 50 years, pay disparities continue to be a problem in the American workplace…studies show that significant pay gaps exist in the U.S. workforce linked to[…..]

EEOC Provides Guidance Regarding Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act

On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released information providing guidance to employers and employees regarding how and when leave must be granted for reasons related to an employee’s disability in order to promote voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability[…..]