EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Statistical Report

EEOC Workplace Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2019, down slightly from the 76,418 filed in 2018. Back in 2010 the agency received almost 100,000 charges. The data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed…

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Florida State Minimum Wage Now $8.56 an Hour

Florida State Minimum Wage

The Florida state minimum wage has now increased from $8.46 to $8.56 an hour, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The wage for servers also has increased by 10 cents, from $5.46 to $5.56. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, but Florida private employers must pay the higher state wage…

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New Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law Issued by EEOC

EEOC Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published online the newest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is now available on the EEOC’s website at The issue is dated Fiscal Year 2019, Volume 2, April 2019. “It is important for our stakeholders to know what…

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Pay Disclosure Data Must be Filed with EEOC in September

EEOC Pay Disclosure & Salary Data Reporting

Florida employers with more than 100 employees are required to file pay data for 2017 and 2018 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. Technically known as “EEO-1 Component 2” data, it is now required nationally for qualifying EEO-1 filers. The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute…

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Active Shooter Training for Employers

Active Shooter Workplace Safety Training for Employees

The tragic events at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas and the nightlife district in downtown Dayton, Ohio in early August are causing many employers to review their plans for active shooter training. Walmart maintains a mandatory active shooter training program, according to insurance industry reports. Safety training at the giant retailer has evolved from…

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