“Here we go again.” It is the collective groan heard from employers across the country as they braced for the annual EEOC’s fiscal-year-end filing campaign. With 48 EEOC-initiated lawsuits filed in just the last 30 days, employers were understandably concerned. But when the EEOC’s 2013 fiscal year closed yesterday with a total of 134 lawsuits filed, and the dust settled, we saw a picture emerge about how the EEOC targeted employers in its enforcement efforts this year, and gain insight into what’s to come.
You want to start a business, do you? You want to tell the boss to “take a flyin’...” and venture out on your own. Yeah! The question is: are you serious, or just wishing on the moon tonight?
Readers of our blawgs know that we often comment about how legal and regulatory changes routinely drive the need for business owners to adjust internal policies, processes, and sometimes strategies.
In case you haven’t heard, as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, thefederal government is closed. Your business will feel this shutdown in many ways, including in your interactions with the federal agencies that enforce the various labor and employment laws. Each has posted on its website a contingency plan for operations during the shutdown.