ERS Group Insights

Each day ERS Group’s experts interact with clients engaged in complex legal, regulatory, and business matters. Our work requires us to remain up to date with these issues, and we share our insights through our blog.

EEOC Files First Ever Transgender Lawsuits

- Monday, November 10, 2014

A 2011 UCLA report issued in 2011 estimates the number of individuals who identify themselves as transgender in the United States at 0.3% of the US population, or a very small percentage of the 3.5% of the population who identify themselves as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). See the full UCLA report here.  ...read more >

Data and OFCCP's Proposed Equal Pay Report

- Friday, November 07, 2014

Federal contractors may soon be required to prepare and submit an Equal Pay Report on employee compensation to the OFCCP. What do contractors need to know about the new data requirements behind this proposed report?   ...read more >

Wage & Hour Claims Rely on Data

- Thursday, June 19, 2014

In March, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to modernize the Fair Labor Standards Act, including raising the threshold dollar amount by which overtime pay is required.  ...read more >

Loss Mitigation & Insurance: What Every Business Should Know

- Saturday, May 31, 2014

According to the Insurance Information Institute, from 2012 to 2013 the number of catastrophes in the United States increased to 29 from 26 (catastrophes are defined as payouts of at least $25 million).   ...read more >

Utilization and the IWD Self-Identification Form

- Sunday, March 30, 2014

The form federal contractors should use to gather data on employee disability status and measure progress in reaching the OFCCP’s aspirational utilization of 7% has been released.  ...read more >

EEOC v. Bass Pro - Statistical Impasse

- Friday, March 14, 2014

What is the EEOC’s obligation to conciliate and disclose the data, methodology, comparators, and damage calculations used in its claim against Bass Pro?  ...read more >

EEOC & FTC on Background Checks

- Monday, March 10, 2014

The use of criminal and credit background checks in employment decisions continues to come under governmental scrutiny as the EEOC and FTC join forces to clarify standards.  ...read more >


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