After the blog's brief hiatus, I started debating what
sort of post would be worthy of the "first post back" honors, and I realized
that I had so much to update and catch up on within my own
state, that I should just start right here. So, here it is: the
*FY 2011 EEOC Charge Receipts (http://www.eeoc.gov)
The EEOC released the statistics for the Charges of
Discrimination filed in Arizona for FY 2009-2011. The number of total Charges
went up in FY 2011 from 2,486 to 2,854, and represents 2.9% of the total U.S.
Charges. In case you are looking at the chart and wondering why the numbers
seem skewed, individuals can allege more than one type of claim, which results
in there being fewer Charges identified than individual types of claims
asserted. As you can see, allegations of retaliation top the list, and the
(somewhat) newly minted Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act
(GINA) has been the subject of 13 Charges.
What's on the horizon in Arizona?
The 2012 Convention for the State Bar of Arizona is taking
place from June 20-22, 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and
Spa. I am co-chairing the Convention Committee for the Employment and
Labor Law Section, and we have put together - as we call it - a "One-Day
Extravaganza with the Best of the Best" for Friday, June 22. There are simply
too many highlights to summarize - so here is the brochure, in case you need
any convincing to attend.
And just in case you are debating whether
to step outside and brave the heat, the new OSHA Heat Safety Tool app can tell you exactly what you
are in store for, and the safety precautions that workers should take to avoid
heat stroke or other heat-related injuries this summer. As I am writing this,
it appears that, despite it being 101 degrees outside, it only feels like 95.2
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