EEOC RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION DATA

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent this bulletin at 04/13/2019 06:15 PM EDT Denver Field OfficeKimberly Smith-BrownChristine NazerJoseph OlivaresJames RyanKim Dulicnewsroom@eeoc.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEEOC RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION DATA     WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in [...]

5 Evolving Trends Regarding Employee Time Off

With recent unemployment rates reaching historic lows, employers across the country are struggling with one downside of a strong economy: fierce competition for talent. To attract and retain qualified workers, companies of all sizes are bolstering their employee benefit offerings. Currently, there are 5 largely evolving trends regarding employee time off.

Are Accountants Entitled to Overtime Pay? Here’s What Firms Should Know

For CPAs and other professionals in the accounting industry, working long hours is common—particularly during tax season. As their average work weeks exceed 40 hours, some accounting firm employees have wondered whether they are entitled to overtime pay. This question hinges on whether they are classified as exempt or nonexempt employees under the federal Fair [...]

7 Critical Steps Employers Should Take to Avoid Workplace Harassment Claims in the “#MeToo” Era

In recent months, numerous prominent individuals—ranging from politicians to celebrities to business executives—have stepped down from positions of power after being publicly accused of sexual harassment or other forms of misconduct. As a growing number of victims have come forward with their allegations, a heightened awareness of what constitutes harassment and how to avoid it [...]