Tag Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Health Conscious? The EEOC Is Expanding Incentives for Employees' Spouses

Employee wellness programs are frequently a source of ulcer-causing angst for auto employers, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making moves to treat some of the underlying issues. In late October, the EEOC issued a proposed rule to amend Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) that would “allow … Continue reading this entry

Automotive Industry Beware: Increased Attention to Workplace Harassment and Wellness Programs by the EEOC Coming in the New Year

OSHA Turns Its Sights on Auto Suppliers
Newly appointed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang recently offered some insight into the EEOC’s areas of focus for 2015, providing all employers with a preview of some of the key regulatory and enforcement actions on the horizon. Two primary issues have emerged: workplace harassment and wellness programs.… Continue reading this entry

I Can't Work Saturday, I am Working at a Food Drive That Was Organized by My Church...What's an Employer to Do?

It is no secret that controlling costs in today’s Automotive Industry is a must. Companies are employing smaller workforces to cut labor costs and are using real time ordering and supply to cut inventory surpluses and better manage supply costs. Consequently, companies are often scheduling their employees for work based on customer need, which can change dramatically … Continue reading this entry

EEOC Effectively Declares Pregnancy a "Disability" Requiring Reasonable Accommodation — Even When the Pregnant Employee Is Not Disabled

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently declared that pregnancy alone, even without other underlying medical conditions, may require employer accommodations such as light duty restrictions according to recent guidance released July 14, 2014. In a controversial decision splitting the commissioners 3-2, the EEOC broadcast a specific focus on pregnancy-related discrimination due to a continued … Continue reading this entry