EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018
Enforcement and Litigation Data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this month released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended Sept. 30, 2018, are posted on the agency's website, which also includes detailed breakdown of charges by state.

Here's a breakdown of the data.
 
Distilling What Went Wrong
In Latest Settled EEOC Lawsuits

Discrimination, harrasment and retaliation: find out how to avoid these costly pitfalls by example. Here are more than a dozen examples from all around the U.S.A of employers facing big penalties and why.

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Texas QSEHRA Bill Passes Senate;
AHP / MEWA Bill Languishes in Committee

The Texas Senate recently unanimously passed legislation to formally change the Texas Insurance Code to harmonize it with the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements authorized in the federal 21st Centuries Cure Act passed by Congress in 2016.  By doing so, the legislation also conforms with a Texas Attorney General’s Opinion rendered last year.

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How to Make Meetings with
Remote Employees Effective
Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make these meetings more productive and inclusive..
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