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U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Employment-Related Cases

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The Nation’s highest court took up a handful of employment-related cases on this term’s docket, prompting employers across the country to tune in to this session’s decisions. Two cases were brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which  has recently received criticism from employers across the country who feel the agency is overzealously initiating litigation. A third case, brought by a private plaintiff, addresses workplace accommodations for pregnant employees.

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In on Employee Compensation

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Must employers pay their employees, including temporary workers, for the time they spend passing through end-of-the-day security checks? It looks like the United States Supreme Court will decide. The Justices heard arguments Wednesday in what is becoming a very important case for retail and warehouse businesses.

(Another) Nationwide Retailer Hit with FCRA Class Action Suit


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E-Verify Records More than 10 Years Old Scheduled for Deletion

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Effective January 1, 2015 E-Verify transaction cases created before December 31, 2004 will be purged from the E-Verify system. Employers who have E-Verify records more than 10 years old must download the new Historic Records Report before December 31, 2014 if they wish to retain a copy of those cases. The report will include all transaction records for cases more than 10 years old and is accessible through the E-Verify portal.

WEBINAR: EEOC's Criminal History Guidance by Seyfarth Shaw

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You're invited to join the webinar, "Perspectives and Strategies From All Sides: EEOC's Criminal History Guidance" tomorrow, October 7th from 1-2pm EST. The webinar will be presented by Pamela Devata and Paul Kehow from Seyfarth Shaw. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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New Revision of Colorado Affirmation Form

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has released a new mandatory Affirmation of Legal Work Status form that must be used by employers for new hires within the State of Colorado who are hired after October 1, 2014.

All Colorado employers must use the current form listed above with the revision date of 09/01/14 for employees hired between October 1, 2014 and October 1, 2017. Earlier versions of the form should have been completed for all Colorado employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.

The law applies to all private and public Colorado employers and is to be used in addition to separate federal Form I-9 requirements.  An "employer" is defined as a person or entity that transacts business in Colorado; at any time, employs another person to perform services of any nature; and has control of the payment of wages for such services or is the officer, agent, or employee of the person or entity having control of the payment of wages.

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Leading Manufacturer Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

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Another large corporation has settled with a lead plaintiff in an FCRA class action lawsuit. The plaintiff in this case alleged that her employer, a leading imaging technology manufacturer, conducted background checks on its employees and made adverse employment decisions without first providing those employees copies of their reports. Such omissions have been found by Federal Courts to be willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The manufacturer, however, denies all allegations of illegal background screening.

The EEOC Loses Discrimination Lawsuit

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In September of 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved its strategic enforcement plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2016. Of the six priorities adopted by the Commission, “eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring” was at the top of the list.

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