Last month, the EEOC published and asked for public comments on a proposed rule to add a new section to its procedural regulations establishing the process by which future agency guidance documents under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other laws under the agency’s jurisdiction are considered and adopted. Guidance documents, in contrast to formal regulations, can be adopted without going through the required notice and comment rulemaking process.

In response, NT Lakis has submitted written comments on behalf of CWC strongly supporting the EEOC’s proposal, and in particular the proposed requirement that the agency solicit public comments before finalizing any significant new guidance document.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.