Volvo Group North America, LLC will pay $70,000 and institute a three-year consent decree to resolve a federal disability discrimination suit brought by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).

According to the suit, Volvo made a conditional job offer to a qualified applicant for a laborer position at its Hagerstown, Maryland facility.  The applicant,

TSpring Cleaninghe equinox has come and went, meaning warm weather is thankfully approaching. This also means spring hiring season is here for many employers. However, caution is advised. Given the ease of un-vetted online job postings, many forget that these posts are legal minefields (and public too). Federal, state, and local agencies (as well as

Republican state Rep. Thomas Murt introduced H.B. 2619, which would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to prohibit employers from requesting a credit report from a current employee or an applicant.  The bill, if passed, would make it an unlawful employment practice to require such a report and would allow employees to seek damages

Employers in New Jersey should ignore the proposed legislation banning employers’ inquiries about employees’ Facebook and other social media at their own peril.

The bill, which NJ.Com reported passed an Assembly panel yesterday, bans employers from even asking if an employee possesses a social media account, in addition to the barring of requesting disclosure of

Last week, as reported on MyNorthwest.com, a Washington lawmaker introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants or employees to fork over Facebook passwords as a condition of employment. 

It seems slightly convenient to me that all of this hullabaloo over employers requiring Facebook passwords (see our March

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision interpreting the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) decision in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002) as prohibiting the NLRB from awarding back pay to undocumented immigrants whose rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) were violated; even when their illegal