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EEO-1 reporting dates delayed until May

Because this year's federal government shutdown delayed the launch of the 2019 EEO-1 survey, the deadline for employers to complete their surveys has been extended until May 31. The EEO-1 is an annual online survey of employee demographics (race, gender, job category) that all private employers with 100 or more employees (or federal contractors) must complete. Find more details at www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.

Harassers in Congress: Taxpayers no longer on hook

When Blake Farenthold--a four-term Republican member of Congress from Texas--resigned last year amid sexual harassment allegations, he negotiated an $84,000 settlement with the victim (a member of his staff). One problem: The money came from the U.S. Treasury, not from Farenthold. That can't happen anymore. A new law holds members of Congress personally liable for legal bills incurred as a result of civil actions that result in damage awards or settlements.

OSHA eases some accident-reporting requirements

Under a new OSHA rule, larger employers--those with 250 or more workers--are no longer required to electronically submit detailed copies of OSHA Form 300...

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