Talk about irony. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an advocate of workplace fairness – has been willfully violating the Fair Labor Standards Act for several years, according to a report in the Washington Post. An arbitrator has decided that the EEOC unfairly and illegally gave compensatory time off instead of overtime pay to its employees throughout the country. The arbitrator said this system amounted to “forced volunteering.” In his decision, the arbitrator said that the case “demonstrates action that went beyond mere negligence.” “This overtime ruling against the EEOC is vindication that the ‘model employer’ should not be ... Read More
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