E-Updates

April 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS US Department of Justice Provides Guidance to Employers on Opioid Addiction and the ADA In the context of the opioid crisis, the US DOJ has issued a Q&A guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act may apply to […]

OFCCP Updates Hiring Benchmark for Protected Veterans

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released its annual update of the hiring benchmark for protected veterans to 5.5%, effective March 31, 2022, based on recently-released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Under revised Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act regulations issued in 2014, covered government (sub)contractors must […]

RIF Criteria Should Be Clear and Consistent

When conducting a reduction in force, it is important to ensure that the criteria by which employees are either retained or selected for termination are clearly identified and applied consistently, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reminded employers. In Gosby v. Apache Industrial Services, Inc., […]

March 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Do You Care? The EEOC Offers Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination and COVID-19 “Caregivers” (e.g. individuals who care for other family members) are not technically a protected class under current federal antidiscrimination law, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has […]