Daniel Wiessner

IN BRIEF: Beverage distributor pays $950k over claims that it segregated sales workers

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An Illinois beverage distributor will pay $950,000 to settle claims that it assigned clients and territories to sales workers based on their race and national origin, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Wednesday.

IN BRIEF: States ask SCOTUS to clarify scope of religious exemption from employment laws

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By Daniel Wiessner A dozen Republican-led states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that an exemption from many workplace laws for religious institutions applies broadly, and not only in cases brought by workers with explicitly religious duties.

IN BRIEF: Group says EEOC must maximize pay data collection

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A women's advocacy group has asked a federal judge in Washington D.C. to find that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duties to collect pay data broken down by sex and race that is required by an Obama-rule are incomplete, and order the agency to "maximize" its efforts.

Info on air-traffic controllers exam exempt from FOIA - 9th Circuit

23 Oct 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was not required to disclose information about a test taken by aspiring air traffic controllers to an applicant who failed and suspected that others had cheated.

House panel vets sweeping pregnancy discrimination bill

23 Oct 2019

Supporters of a bill that would strengthen workplace protections for pregnant women told a U.S. House of Representatives' subcommittee on Tuesday that existing law is inadequate and forces many women to choose between endangering their pregnancies or losing their jobs.

IN BRIEF: E-filing now mandatory in NLRB cases

23 Oct 2019

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb on Tuesday officially made electronic filing of documents in board cases mandatory, more than two years after the agency first said it was going paperless.

EEOC Monitor: Group fights EEOC's appeal of decision reviving pay data rule

22 Oct 2019

A women's advocacy group that successfully sued to revive an Obama-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule requiring employers to submit detailed pay data has urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject the agency's claim that the group lacked standing to mount its challenge.

D.C. Circuit will consider if labor law protects worker's profane comment

22 Oct 2019

Lawyers for an aluminum products manufacturer that fired a worker for writing "whore board" on an overtime sign up sheet will tell the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday that the National Labor Relations Board was wrong to find that his conduct was protected by federal labor law.

Case to Watch: 9th Circuit to mull Microsoft workers' bid to revive sex-bias class action

18 Oct 2019

Female employees at Microsoft Corp who are trying to revive a nationwide sex-bias class action will have to convince the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the tech giant's companywide performance evaluation system gives them enough in common to allow them to sue as a group.

Case to Watch: 11th Circuit to decide if retaliation protections apply to HR workers, managers

16 Oct 2019

The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider next week whether employers can lawfully fire human resources workers or managers who bypass internal complaint procedures and encourage coworkers to file workplace discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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