EEOC Issues New Regulations: What Does This Mean for Your Business?

On October 14, 2020 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule that amends its procedural regulations. By increasing the EEOC’s efficiency, these procedural changes may result in an increase to employers’ liability exposure. 

The regulations make the following two relevant changes:

  • Formalize a procedure for the electronic transmission of EEOC complaints and other charge-related documents.
  • Adopt a more understandable notice structure for claims that are denied. 

These new regulations make the EEOC process more efficient and accessible for employees. On one hand, a more efficient EEOC could be useful in weeding out claims that lack merit. On the other hand, EEOC efficiency could expose the business community to more sustainable claims investigated on tighter timeframes. 

Employers, we stand with you! Contact us at 470-217-0167, or email kcollins@hallbenefitslaw.com for a strategic and thorough assessment of your risk management position. We look forward to standing with you, employers, at the intersection of ERISA and employment law!

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