Proposed Replacement for Colorado Minimum Wage Order Promises Big Changes for Employers

By Brooke Colaizzi The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics has released its proposed replacement for the annual Colorado Minimum Wage Order, and if adopted, it will bring significant changes to Colorado employers’ wage and hour obligations. The proposed Order is called the Colorado Overtime & Minimum Pay Standards […]

OFCCP Renews Focus on Disabled Individuals, Veterans, and Military Spouses

By Matt Morrison Last week was busy for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), the anti-discrimination watchdog that oversees the nation’s federal contractors and subcontractors.  On November 8, OFCCP Director Craig Leen announced that the agency will soon begin selecting contractors for “focused reviews” of their compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation […]

EEOC Weighs In On NLRB Protections For Offensive Statements

By James Korte Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) invited the public to file amicus briefs regarding the treatment of “profane outbursts and offensive statements of a racial or sexual nature.” Gen. Motors LLC & Charles Robinson, 368 NLRB No. 68 (Sept. 5, 2019). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) accepted the invitation.                […]

Policing Gender Stereotyping

By Alyssa Levy A jury awarded a sergeant of the St. Louis County Police $19.9 million for his sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims in state court. Keith Wildhaber v. St. Louis County, Missouri, No. 17SL-CC00133 (Mo. Cir. Ct. 21st  Cir. October 25, 2019).  The plaintiff said the police department passed him over for promotion […]