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New Study Finds Businesses in 5 States Face Biggest Risk of Getting Sued by Employees

Businesses located in Washington, D.C., Nevada, Delaware, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average, according to a new study released by global insurer Hiscox. The study revealed …

EEOC Getting a Pro-Business Makeover

The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers’ rights advocates. President Donald Trump’s picks for the Equal Employment …

XpertHR Outlines Top 10 Scariest Employment Challenges in 2016

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s most recent Performance Accountability Report, the agency secured more than $525 million in fiscal year 2015 for victims of discrimination in all sectors of employment. The increased focus on employment issues prompted XpertHR …

Employee Practices Lawsuits Continue to Increase

As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues its aggressive enforcement against all forms of workplace harassment, a recent study suggests employment practices litigation is on the rise. A new study of employee charge trends by global specialty insurer Hiscox found …

Hiscox Outlines Top States, Issues for Employee Lawsuits Against Businesses

U.S.-based small and medium sized businesses face an almost 12 percent chance that they it will be hit with an employment claim, with their chances much higher in certain states. A new study of employee charge trends by global specialty …

Supreme Court Backs Companies in EEOC Clash

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday buoyed companies facing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over potential accusations of discrimination. In a unanimous ruling, the justices said courts have the power to enforce the statutory requirement that the EEOC try to …

Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims

While charges of employment discrimination against employers are declining overall, claims alleging retaliation against an employee for involvement in a complaint reached a record high in fiscal year 2014. According to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) review of the …

Judge: Honeywell Could Penalize Minnesota Workers That Refuse Health Tests

A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled that Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But U.S. District Judge …

EEOC Says BNSF for Discriminating Against Injured Man

A lawsuit says BNSF Railway violated federal law by withdrawing a job offer to a qualified police applicant because of a back injury. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says BNSF, based in Fort Worth, Texas, violated the Americans with Disabilities …

Judge Orders EEOC to Pay Iowa Trucking Company’s $4.7M Legal Bill

A judge has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay an Iowa trucking company $4.7 million in legal costs for bringing frivolous claims during a six-year sexual harassment lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade’s judgment for CRST Van …