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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Gender Pay Gap

PAY DISPARITY Part I: Gender Pay Gap – The Simple Truth

36 years ago, as a new single female attorney working for a large corporation, I learned that I was being paid 10% less than my male counterpart, “because he had a family to support”. My married female colleague was being paid 15% less than our male counterpart “because she lived in a 2-income household and…
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HR preparing for a recession

HR’s Responsibility and Compliance Obligations in a Recession

The possibility of a recession on the horizon and the inevitability of one eventually has many businesses and their employees worried. During extended financial instability, sales drop, jobs disappear, and productivity decreases because people are preoccupied with their personal finances. Customers spend less and companies have less revenue to invest, therefore people are less likely…
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OFCCP Portal: Certifying Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) Ends June 30th

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) officially launched its new contractor portal for Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) verification on February 1, 2022. As a result, federal contractors who meet jurisdictional thresholds must now register for the portal and: Annually certify that they have a current AAP and are in compliance with OFCCP affirmative…
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