Celebrating Black American Pioneers

Black History Month: Celebrating Black American Pioneers

Diversity has always been a cornerstone of what makes America great. Having a variety of skills, experiences, and perspectives within the workforce allows for progress and growth that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Let us recognize and honor those incredible Black American pioneers who opened doors of opportunity and drastically improved the lives of many. Maggie…
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Who’s required to file CA Pay Data Reports, what’s included, and when to file

Changes to the 2022 California Pay Data Reporting

CALIFORNIA PAY DATA REPORTING The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) recently updated its requirements as a result of California Senate Bill 1162, which will affect the California Pay Data Reporting for the 2022 filing season. Although some updates are still pending, we have compiled a list of the changes below to help you prepare for…
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McDonald's to pay nearly $2M to resolve lawsuit

McDonald’s Franchise Will Pay Nearly $2 Million to Resolve EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) agency recently announced that AMTCR, Inc., AMTCR Nevada, Inc., and AMTCR California, LLC (AMTCR), a McDonald’s franchise owner headquartered in Arizona, will pay $1,997,500 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment lawsuit involving young employees in Nevada, Arizona, and California.  The lawsuit states that since at least 2017, AMTCR…
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Circle K $8 Million Settlement with EEOC

Circle K Reaches $8 Million Settlement with EEOC for Discrimination

Circle K Stores Inc. recently reached an $8,000,000 conciliation agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a disability, pregnancy, and retaliation discrimination lawsuit. The EEOC found reasonable cause to believe Circle K denied reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and employees with disability. Some of the actions employees were forced to face…
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Four national pipeline companies will pay $1.75M for discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Four National Oil and Gas Pipeline Companies Reach $1.75M Settlement with EEOC for Discrimination and Harassment

Four national oil and gas pipeline companies will pay $1,750,000 and provide additional relief to 16 discrimination victims to resolve a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for systematic race, national origin and sexual harassment as well as retaliation in the workplace. The EEOC suit alleged that Plains Pipeline, L.P., Plains…
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