employment discrimination


U. S. Supreme Court Broadens the Basis for Discrimination Claims

Surprising ruling means that employers can expect more lawsuits The most common legal claims brought against staffing firms (and employers in general) are lawsuits brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and its state and local variants. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court
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Justice Department Repeatedly Punishing Staffing Firms for Job Posting Violations

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EEOC and Department of Labor Team Up in Seach for Violators

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have entered into a historic agreement to combine forces in the search for employers who violate the law in their respective enforcement areas. The agreement, called a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), recites
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Liability for Client's Unlawful Discrimination: Reduce Your Risk

Elwood Staffing case provides guidance on avoiding liability for client misconduct Staffing firms are routinely dragged into employment litigation because of discriminatory conduct by a client. When a temporary worker asserts a discrimination claim based upon client conduct, it is standard practice for the plaintiff's lawyers to include
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