EEOC Helping Small Business Understand Employment Law

Small business owners are inundated with information regarding employment discrimination laws.  It is hard enough to run a small business, let alone learn what each law requires of you.  Whereas large corporations can afford teams of expert lawyers, most small business owners do not have the same resources. The good news for small business owners is that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched a small business task force to help small business  owners comply with federal employment laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

According to the EEOC task force, it will explore the following issues:

  • How to reach out to small businesses using new technology
  • How to develop technical assistance and training initiatives for small businesses
  • Finding ways to help small businesses owned by minorities and by women
  • Finding the best ways to assist businesses who employ 50 or fewer people
  • How to improve the information and training available on the EEOC's website

To provide input on any of these issues, you can send an email to smallbusiness@eeoc.gov, or write a letter to EEOC Small Business Task Force, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507.

If you own a New York Startup or New York small business, please contact us -- we can help your business avoid its exposure to an employment lawsuit.