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HIV-Based Employment Decision Lands Restaurant in Hot Water

According to a recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission press release, Famous Chicken of Shreveport, L.L.C. a Popeye's Chicken franchisee, has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC. The EEOC charged the company with unlawfully denying employment to an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability.

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Related Topix: Law, HIV/AIDS, Health, Life, Fast Food, Food

Tue Sep 16, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes

Inside a million-dollar care home for seniors on a leafy Walnut Creek street was a secret busted wide open by authorities Tuesday: Workers, some of them immigrants, were tending to elderly residents day and night for as little as $4 an hour. The off-the-books operation in Walnut Creek, and others in Concord, Brentwood and Antioch, were revealed Tuesday in criminal filings as part of a sweeping investigation into a wide-ranging fraud allegedly committed by the owners of 19 residential care homes.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Walnut Creek, CA, Brentwood, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Antioch, CA

JD Supra

New EEOC Report Identifies Common Errors by Federal Agencies in...

As part of its continuing efforts to improve the federal sector complaint process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today released a new report, Preserving Access to the Legal System: Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Complaints of Discrimination on Procedural Grounds . In the equal employment opportunity process for federal employees and applicants for federal employment, federal agencies initially process complaints of employment discrimination.

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O'Reilly Automotive Consents to Early Entry of Decree Resolving EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

O'Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc., a national company with over 4,000 stores, will pay $35,000 under a consent decree entered here which resolves a sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC had alleged that O'Reilly subjected a male employee working in one of its Chicago stores on the South Side to sexual harassment by his female store manager.

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Salt Lake Tribune

FLDS cites - Hobby Lobby' case to fight subpoena on child labor

Specifically, the department wanted Steed to answer some questions about the workings of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But a judge last week said Steed doesn't have to answer.

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Business Journal

The do's and don'ts of using background checks in hiring

According to a recent survey conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management , more than 90 percent of employers use criminal background and credit checks to screen potential or current employees. Due to this trend, the EEOC has issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1954, as amended .

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TheBlaze.com

Arizona senators dare to ask: Why haven't any VA officials been fired?

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are pressing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to quickly fire VA officials involved in the health care scandal, and are asking why nothing has happened several weeks after Congress passed a bill allowing the VA to quickly dismiss or demote employees. "[W]e stress the importance of taking swift action and using the authority Congress has provided you to quickly remove the senior leaders at the VA who perpetrated the scandal of denied and delayed care for our nation's heroes," they wrote McDonald on Monday.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John McCain, Senator Jeff Flake, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

Dallas Morning News

EEOC sues Arlington pharmacy for pregnancy discrimination after women fired in 2013

For the second time in the span of just a few weeks, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is accusing a local business of pregnancy discrimination. In Dallas federal court Monday, the EEOC sued Arlington-based Tomeldon Company, Inc. for terminating two pregnant workers in March 2013.

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Construction Equipment Guide

OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.

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Business Insurance

McCormick & Schmick's resolves EEOC race discrimination suit for $1.3M

Restaurant chain McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc. has agreed to pay $1.3 million to resolve an EEOC-class race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in which it was charged with refusing to hire African-Americans for front-of the-house positions at its two Baltimore restaurant locations.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

N.C. Supreme Court justice to speak Wednesday

N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson will be the guest speaker for Richmond Community College's Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday. She was previously a judge with the N.C. Court of Appeals, counsel for the state Department of Labor, and in the governor's office under Jim Martin.

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News 4 Jax

Falsely accused man faces another hurdle

After being wrongfully accused of arson and burglary last year and forced to spend 10 months in a Nassau County detention center, Wilson said he's lost everything. Wilson was arrested in a string of arson fires to a number of vehicles and homes between February and May of last year, but he was acquitted by a jury in just minutes.

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A Strange Case of Sexual Harassment

What is ironic is that the employer in this particular case is a labor union and the plaintiff is a staff attorney. But if the employer were not in the business of enforcing employee rights, almost anyone would agree that such conduct, if true, should be enough for the supervisor to be fired, or at least removed from supervisory duties.

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Sixth Circuit Says Manufacturer's Testing for Legally Prescribed...

Americans' use of prescription painkillers, anti-anxiety medications and other drugs with psychotropic effects has exploded over the past decade. Many of these medications include warnings for persons who take them with regard to driving or operating heavy machinery.

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Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Drug Testing, Law

The Charlotte Observer

Labor Department announces grants to fight tax cheats

Ramon Rodriguez, left, and Rafael Limones hold signs in protest. Construction workers and supporters met to demand payment for building the BuckeyeTrail Commons apartments from general contractor Siltek Group on Sept.

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EEOC Sues McLeod Health for Disability Discrimination

McLeod Health, Inc., a South Carolina regional health care organization that operates several medical facilities around Florence, S.C., unlawfully subjected an employee to illegal medical examinations, forced her to go on leave and subsequently fired her because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to the EEOC's complaint, Cecelia Whitten has congenital orthopedic abnormalities that, since birth, have caused her to have difficulty standing for long periods, walking long distances and keeping her balance.

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EEOC Sues Employer for Allegedly Coercing Employee to Participate in Wellness Program

Employers continue to struggle to understand the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's position with regard to their wellness programs. While conceding the lawful use of such programs and the benefits achieved in terms of controlling health care expenses, the EEOC has repeatedly expressed doubts over the legality of many common wellness plan features under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Law.com

Worker Fired Over Nerve Stimulator, EEOC Claimed

On July 23, 2012, a laborer, whose suit was filed on behalf of plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was hired by MPW Industrial Services Inc., a provider of industrial cleaning, facility management and labor support services, in Dravosburg, Pa.

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Fire Dog Lake

Civil Liberties Advocates, Organizations and Whistleblowers Tell...

Firedoglake is proud to join civil liberties advocates, organizations and whistleblowers in urging members of Congress to oppose the NSA reform bill known as the USA FREEDOM Act . Today, our coalition sent the following letter to members in the House and Senate.

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Health Care Provider Personally Liable for $1.1 Million Due to...

The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit has found the owner of a medical clinic personally liable for a $1.1 million award for back pay and fines because H-1B visa and J-1 waiver fees were deducted from the pay of H-1B physicians. The court found these fees are considered business expenses that employers may not deduct.

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