In 2007, the EEOC sued employer CRST, alleging it had allowed many women to be sexually harassed. As to each claim, the EEOC did not discharge its pre-suit duties by investigating, making a reasonable cause determination or attempting to conciliate. The district court found the EEOC's actions in this lawsuit (ex. its failure to produce nearly 100 allegedly aggrieved women for deposition) were unreasonable and imposed an unnecessary burden on the employer and the courts.
A human resource consulting firm recently released the results of its annual survey on employer-sponsored health care plans. One piece of good news from the survey is that average health care costs per employee experienced a smaller increase this year (3.8 percent) as compared to the increase in 2014. This is the third year in a row in which increases have been below four percent.