EEOC seal.pngBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

The EEOC just published an updated Draft Strategic Plan For Fiscal Years 2012-2016. It is required reading for all employers.

In the Draft Strategic Plan, the EEOC outlined its four-year strategy for accomplishing its mission to “combat employment discrimination through strategic law enforcement,” and for achieving

Wipeout.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Brian Wong

Joining a wave of similar decisions across the country, Judge Edward F. Shea of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington this week held that EEOC actions seeking relief for a pattern or practice of unlawful employment actions under § 707 must adhere to the 300-day

250px-US-CourtOfAppeals-10thCircuit-Seal.pngBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Yesterday, the EEOC’s aggressive attempt to litigate issues under the Americans With Disabilities Act faced a resounding defeat in EEOC v. The Picture People, Inc., No. 11-CV-1306 (10th Cir. 2012). The Tenth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s grant of summary

seal.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit gave the EEOC a potential reprieve from a stunning $4.467 million fees and expenses award this past week in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., Case Nos. 09-3764, 09-3765 & 10-1682 (8th Cir. Feb. 22, 2012), but in