Williams Mullen: EEOC Final Rule Clarifies Age Discrimination in Employment Act Defense

BY: DAVID C. BURTON & REBA MENDOZA On March 29, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued a final rule amending the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") regulations in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's decisions in Smith v. City...

Ballard Spahr LLP: EEOC Clarifies ‘Reasonable Factors Other Than Age’ Standard: New Rule Complicates Defense of Age Discrimination Claims

By Amy L. Bashore and Leslie A. Eaton The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final rule clarifying the standard for the "reasonable factors other than age" defense to discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The EEOC's stated purpose in amending...