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EEOC Files Sex Discrimination Suit Alleging Strength Test Discriminates Against Females

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against Stan Koch & Sons Trucking for violating Title VII by using a strength test that discriminates against women truck drivers. According to the lawsuit, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based trucking company’s use of the CRT Test, a strength test developed by Cost Reduction Technologies, Inc., discriminates against women truck drivers because of their sex. Specifically, the EEOC alleges that the CRT Test disproportionately screens out women who are qualified for truck driver positions at Koch. This includes the original complainant, who was fired from her job as a truck driver by Koch when she failed the CRT Test.

Average Hourly Earnings Decrease 0.1% in July, CPI Increases 0.3%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from May to June. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Real average hourly earnings increased 1.3 percent from July 2018 to July 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

NLRB Issues Memos Addressing Social Media, Solicitation and Distribution Rules

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued advice memorandums on topics including workplace social media and solicitation and distribution rules. The NLRB stated that two rules, one requiring employees to identify themselves by their real names when discussing the employer or their work on social media, and another restricting employees from disclosing "employee information" on social media, were unlawful. The NLRB also concluded that a solicitation and distribution policy was unlawfully overbroad as to its restriction on email use. The policy prohibited the use of the employer’s electronic communication or interoffice mail for unauthorized solicitation or distribution. The rule was overbroad because it permitted some personal use of the employer’s email system while prohibiting "unauthorized" solicitation or distribution. Since the prohibition was not limited to working time, the NLRB concluded it was unlawful.

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