It was a little disturbing and confusing to us that the EEOC jumped the gun in announcing a settlement in the Hawaiian farm labor case and was dealt a blow by the Court, which denied the EEOC’s consent decrees — at least for now.

Charles A. Krugel, a Chicago employment attorney who established and

We just posted an Alert! that the EEOC’s big press release (and wide press coverage) stating that is had settled the case of the Hawaiian farm workers was a tad premature — the consent decree was denied by the Court because the EEOC failed to follow proper procedure.   And the Court even threatened sanctions!

“The most vulnerable workers” — this is a part of the EEOC’s strategic plan for enforcement.  Protecting them, that is, as we noted before — think farm workers, migrant workers, workers in isolated areas, and mentally-challenged Henry’s Turkey workers.  (It also appears to be on the radar elswehere, as our similar recent blog about

“Vulnerable workers” – part of the EEOC’s plan for enforcement. Protecting them, that is. Think  farm workers, migrant workers, workers in isolated areas, and mentally-challenged Henry’s Turkey workers.   The EEOC has just announced that a federal court has awarded judgment to another group of farmworkers.

EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP)

On November 20, 2013