Entries by Grant Hale

Like a horror movie villain, Obama overtime rule fight won’t die

Published on October 30, 2017 New York — The Obama administration’s 2016 overtime rule was left for dead after a Texas federal judge struck it down, but the controversial regulation started stirring again a day before Halloween when the U.S. Department of Labor decided to appeal, a move experts said is designed to protect the agency’s […]

Justices won’t hear Robert Half class arbitration challenge

Published on October 30, 2017 New York — The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case from former Robert Half International Inc. workers challenging a ruling by the Third Circuit that the staffing agency could address overtime claims in individual arbitration rather than on a classwide basis, according to its Monday order list. The high court denied former […]

EEOC won $484 million for workers in 2017, cut backlog

Published on November 9, 2017 New York — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won nearly $500 million for workers in fiscal year 2017 and reduced its inventory of unresolved discrimination charges to its lowest level in a decade, the agency said Thursday, giving a sampling of data from a report due out next week. The agency […]

EEOC issues 2017 performance report

Published on November 16, 2017  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made significant progress in managing the pending inventory of charges during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30, the agency reported in its annual Performance and Accountability Report published on Nov. 15. EEOC offices deployed new strategies to more efficiently prioritize charges with […]