New EEOC Regulations Regarding ADEA Waivers
By Patrick W. Shea & Adam S. Bozek
The EEOC has issued new regulations that employers will have to take into account every time they ask an employee to release a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq. The regulations purport merely to codify the Supreme Court's decision in Oubre v. Entergy Operations, Inc., 522 U.S. 422 (1998), but are far more expansive. This alert summarizes the five most important things that you should know about the regulations.