EEOC Charges Up, But You Can’t Blame Unemployment

Charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are on the uptick — while unemployment remains at record lows. After rising to a height of 10% in 2009, unemployment has fallen by more than 50%. In contrast, EEOC charges are less than 10% below their peak, and they’re trending upward. Continue reading

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Recruiting Via Social Media

As Washington lawmakers are increasingly focused on the use of social media in the workplace, business owners should be more cautious than ever with regards to their recruiting and hiring protocol.

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Retaliation: An Increasingly Difficult Challenge

Many corporate executives are familiar with discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, but in 2012, retaliation was the most frequently filed charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Continue reading

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Staying Safe While Getting Fit

Does your workplace have an employee fitness center located at the worksite?  If so, you may be putting your employee participants at risk while they are trying to get fit.  That’s right…employees may become injured by improper maintenance of equipment … Continue reading

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Employment Liability Lawsuits Rise

What’s driving the record breaking 2011 EEOC employment discrimination charges? Unemployment rates are still at higher than expected levels and, for the unemployed, time out of work has been much longer than anticipated. Layoffs may also lead to an increase … Continue reading

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