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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
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10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific


About the Program

  • Please join us for a webinar in which Seyfarth attorneys will provide a comprehensive review of
Continue Reading Webinar: 2024 EEOC Enforcement Developments and Trends

By Christopher DeGroff and Andrew Scroggins

Each year, our team at Seyfarth analyzes every EEOC case filing—as well as EEOC-related legal decisions from around the country—to compile the definitive A-Z desk reference for “everything EEOC.” As we turn the page into 2024, we are pleased to announce the publication of Seyfarth Shaw’s 2024 Edition of its EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report.

Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 2024 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report Explains the Driving Forces Behind the Surge in EEOC Filings

By Kristina Launey and John W. Egan

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent guidance from the EEOC on federal agencies’ disability accommodation obligations contain insights for private employers as well.

The EEOC recently published an article, Providing an Accessible Workplace, which while directed at federal agencies also includes important guidance for private employers as well.  As the nation’s largest employer, the federal

Continue Reading Employers Should Take Note Of New Federal Workplace Accessibility Guidance

By Joshua A. Rodine and Kimberly Shen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment award on an employee’s failure-to-accommodate claim. The Court’s decision focused on the employer’s improperly narrow delineation of the essential functions of the employee’s position.

Hampton v. Utah Department of Corrections

It is the ultimate legal and PR nightmare for any

Continue Reading Tenth Circuit Highlights Limits on Employers Defining Essential Functions of a Position

By Rachel V. See

Seyfarth Synopsis: Following President Biden’s comprehensive Executive Order on AI, the White House announced the formation of the “US AI Safety Institute” within the Commerce Department’s technology arm, the NIST.  The Institute has been directed to develop technical guidance used by regulators, such as the EEOC, considering rulemaking and enforcement on discrimination related to AI. The

Continue Reading How the Federal Government’s AI Risk Management Practices Will Set the Standard: A Closer Look at Government Action Following President Biden’s Executive Order on AI

By Joshua Ditelberg and Cary Burke

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board published its newest Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status in the Federal Register, which becomes effective 60 days from publication.  In many ways, the Rule draws its essence from the Board’s previous joint-employer doctrine, in which the Board  held that an entity

Continue Reading The NLRB Issues a New Joint Employer Rule Providing that Indirect and/or Reserved Control of Essential Employment Terms is Sufficient to Establish a Joint-Employer Relationship

By Emily J. Miller and Rachel V. See

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 2, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published notice of its “PROPOSED Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace” (“draft enforcement guidance”) in the Federal Register. Employers should pay attention because the draft enforcement guidance sets forth the standards to which the EEOC will seek to

Continue Reading EEOC Releases Draft Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment and Invites Comment

By Christopher J. DeGroffAndrew L. Scroggins, and James P. Nasiri

Seyfarth Synopsis: Following the EEOC’s aggressive litigation posture in the Obama-era, the Commission’s federal case filings has been markedly sluggish, at least in part because of transitions in leadership. Seyfarth forecasted changes were imminent in FY 2023, with the EEOC’s hefty budget increase and a likely

Continue Reading EEOC Litigation in Overdrive:  Deciphering the EEOC’s FY2023 Case Filing Spike 

By Christopher KelleherRachel SeeChristopher DeGroff, and Andrew Scroggins

Seyfarth Synopsis: An essential read for any employer, the EEOC’s final Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), was released on September 21, 2023. The SEP identifies the agency’s enforcement priorities for the next five years, Fiscal Years 2024-2028. The SEP indicates that the agency intends to aggressively pursue its

Continue Reading Behind the EEOC Curtain:  EEOC’s New Strategic Enforcement Plan Reveals Agency Priorities

By Rachel V. SeeChristopher J. DeGroff, and Andrew L. Scroggins

Seyfarth Synopsis: The EEOC and the Department of Labor Wage Hour Division (WHD) have taken an important step toward inter-agency coordination, committing to information sharing, joint investigations, training, and public outreach. The Memorandum of Understanding between the EEOC and DOL contemplates referring complaints between the two agencies

Continue Reading EEOC and DOL Join Forces – What the Alliance Means for Employers