Unfortunately, there there was no real indication from the Court about how the justices will rule. Expect a decision sometime before July 2015.
In other developments:
- An MIT economist published a study on how having a gender-diverse workforce can help the bottom line, although it may not result in workers being comfortable.
- The EEOC said “Do what I say, what I do doesn't matter” in response to a request for the agency’s own background check practices. The request arose in a hotly contested case about BMW’s background check policies and practices.
- FedEx Ground came under more scrutiny last week as the EEOC filed a nationwide class action alleging disability discrimination against deaf and hearing impaired applicants and employees.
- The dismissal of the EEOC’s severance agreement case against CVS, while viewed as good news by employers, was largely on procedural grounds.
- Bloomberg’s Business Week examined whether underpaid employees are a cybersecurity risk.
- A terminated Reddit employee and Reddit’s CEO publicly disputed the reasons for the employee’s firing in an online “Ask Me Anything” (“AMA”) session.
- Jason Averbook predicted that HR departments will soon have marketing, user experience, and data experts.
- As Walmart both cut off employees from its own health insurance and started offering insurance to the masses, The Atlantic pondered the end of employer-paid health insurance.
Posted by: Kate Bischoff