Monday, March 28, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, the EEOC announced that it is expanding its use of its electronic charge status system to allow the public “information online and on demand.”  The system allows charging parties to check the status of their charges online and review the employer’s position statement during the investigation.  It also provides a portal for employers to upload information requested by the agency.  The “Digital Charge System” went live for all 53 of the EEOC’s offices on January 1, 2016.
In other developments:
  • The U.S. Supreme Court approved the use of statistical sampling in wage and hour class action litigation.
  • Jon Hyman broke down the U.S. Department’s new “persuader rule” that will require organizations to disclose any outside consultants and law firms they engage regarding employee organizing and concerted activities.
  • The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a NLRB decision that found a Jimmy John’s franchisee engaged in an unfair labor practice when it terminated employees for protesting the sandwich maker’s lack of sick leave.