"EEOC Activity and Activism in 2015"
presented by: Miriam L. Rosen, McDonald Hopkins, PLC and Carrie S. Bryant, Dykema Gossett PLLC
The EEOC has always been an aggressive agency, but with the publication of its 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan and issuance of numerous guidance materials from background checks to pregnancy, the EEOC has solidified itself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the agency’s employee advocacy. This webinar will discuss the EEOC’s key areas of activity in 2015.
This webinar will provide employers with insights regarding how to keep their workforces EEOC compliant. Participants will learn:
- Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination. How to comply with the EEOC’s recent guidance that affords pregnant employees greater protections.
- Developments in Sexual Orientation and Transgender Protection. How the EEOC’s enforcement strategy has included pushing the boundaries of Title VII so that its protections extend to cover sexual orientation and transgender employees.
- Reasonable Accommodations Enforcement Activity. The EEOC has been extremely active in this arena. Participants will learn about the EEOC’s expectations regarding the interactive process, reasonable accommodations, and inflexible leave policies.
- Background Checks. Employers continue to struggle with the EEOC 2012 guidance regarding the use of criminal history information in the employment process. Participants will learn what the EEOC expects when it comes to background check compliance.
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 General Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Miriam L. Rosen is Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group at McDonald Hopkins PLC. Located in the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office, she represents and counsels employers on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including hiring and selection, discipline and discharge, FMLA and ADA leaves of absence, strategic employment decisions and reductions-in-force, sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment, wage and hour issues, data security, employee privacy, affirmative action plans, and many other issues.
Ms. Rosen is a member of DSHRM’s Legal Affairs Committee.
Carrie S. Bryant is an attorney in Dykema's Labor and Employment Litigation Group. Ms. Bryant has successfully represented clients in court and administrative matters, including EEOC, MDCR, and NLRB proceedings. She has also counseled clients on a variety of employment relations and labor law issues, including FMLA, FLSA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, attendance, workplace violence, harassment, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge issues.
Ms. Bryant is a member of DSHRM’s Legal Affairs Committee.