- Victoria Lipnic was appointed as acting chair of the EEOC.
- Two former employees of Wendy’s are suing a Wendy’s franchisee for sexual assault and harassment, alleging that a manager repeatedly groped workers, exposed himself, and threatened to have Mexican workers deported.
- Slate reported that the EEOC is considering withdrawing from a transgender discrimination case in the Sixth Circuit due to “Administration-related changes.”
- The Seventh Circuit court of appeals rejected the EEOC’s challenge to an employer wellness program requiring mandatory medical exams for employees.
- Harvard Business Review urged employers to focus on diversity and inclusion in local team practices in order to address gender bias in the workplace.
- Farhad Manjoo explained how investing in American robotics can help American workers.
- Silicon Valley is working on technology to help sedentary desk workers stay in shape.
- A new study of pay gaps in the tech industry revealed that women early in their careers earn 29% less than men of the same age.
- Tech Crunch examined how the legal system treats artificial intelligence.
In Other News
- Employers in Japan are increasingly implementing four-day work weeks.
- SHRM reported on indications that incoming leaders at the Department of Labor will not fight the court order blocking the former administration’s new overtime rule.