EEOC's Updated Conciliation Processes To Kick In Next Month

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 6:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new processes aimed at settling more workplace bias claims against employers prior to litigation will start being used in mid-February, according to a regulatory filing.

The agency's final conciliation rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, takes effect 30 days from the date of publication in the register —  a key date since only conciliation proceedings that start after the rule takes effect are subject to the new processes.

The updated procedures aim to make it clearer to employers during any presuit settlement talks which legal violations they are supposed to...

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