EEO-1 Reporting of Pay Data

Back in 2016, the EEOC changed EEO-1 reporting requirements to require that employers submit pay data in addition to information about employees’ race, gender and ethnicity. However, the new reporting requirement was not implemented and most employers did not begin collecting pay data as part of their EEO-1 data collection process.  On March 4, 2019,… Continue reading EEO-1 Reporting of Pay Data

Oregon Court of Appeals Clarifies Religious Preference Exemption

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently clarified the scope of Oregon’s religious preference exemption defense to an unlawful discrimination claim. King v. Warner Pacific College, 296 Or. App. 155 (2019), concerns a lawsuit filed by plaintiff Noel King against Warner Pacific College, a Christian liberal arts college in Portland. Mr. King, who is Jewish, applied… Continue reading Oregon Court of Appeals Clarifies Religious Preference Exemption

9th Circuit Announces Test for Joint Employment under Title VII

By now, most everyone knows that under many employment laws, there can be more than one “employer,” and more than one party liable as an “employer” for violation of those laws. Until recently, however, there was no definitive test in Ninth Circuit for when parties would be considered “joint employers” for purposes of Title VII.… Continue reading 9th Circuit Announces Test for Joint Employment under Title VII

Employers: Your Business Website May Need An ADA Update

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to websites and apps in some circumstances. The ruling may impact any business in Oregon, Washington, or California that offers goods or services at a physical location and also facilitates access to those goods or service via a website… Continue reading Employers: Your Business Website May Need An ADA Update

Reminder – Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Providers Required Poster

As of July 1, 2018, certain retail, hospitality, and food service providers are required to post the BOLI Employee Work Schedules Law poster available here:  Work Schedule Poster Any employer in these industries with 500 or more employees worldwide must post this Poster in a conspicuous location to inform employees of their rights to certain… Continue reading Reminder – Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Providers Required Poster

French Soccer Players are Bad Tippers

But an employee complaint about the frugality of French footballers is not protected concerted activity under a new narrow definition of protected concerted activity from the NLRB. In Alstate Maintenance, a skycap at Kennedy Airport was asked to assist with handling a French soccer team’s equipment. In response, the skycap complained that “we did a… Continue reading French Soccer Players are Bad Tippers

New Guidance on California’s Salary History Ban

Employers looking to move into California or expand operations in the State should familiarize themselves with California’s salary history ban. The law, enacted last year, prohibits employers from seeking or relying on salary history information about an “applicant” for employment. It also requires employers, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position… Continue reading New Guidance on California’s Salary History Ban

Countdown to Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

In anticipation of the January 1, 2019 effective date of the law, Oregon employers should consider the following: Make sure job applications do not ask for salary or pay history Train anyone who interviews job applicants regarding what kind of questions are appropriate under the new law (and how to respond when an applicant volunteers… Continue reading Countdown to Oregon’s Equal Pay Act