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Cisco Systems Wins Summary Judgment in Race Discrimination Claim Based on Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Race Data

October 31, 2016

The case is Dougboh v. Cisco Systems, Inc. decided on 10/24/16 by Judge William J. Martini of the District Court of New Jersey.  The ruling may be read here.


The facts of the case are that Pascal Doughboh applied online for hundreds of jobs at...

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Texas Judge Issues a Preliminary Injunction Shutting Down the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

October 25, 2016

On October 24th, 2016, one day before the new Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule was to take effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction shutting down the “blacklisting” rule.  The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast...

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Final Changes Announced for EEO-1 Survey

October 18, 2016

One day before the September 30 deadline for the 2016 EEO-1 filing season, the EEOC put out a press release announcing that changes to the EEO-1 report have now been finalized. The changes were initially proposed in February, and have since...

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DCI’s Director of Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Dr. Eric Dunleavy testified at EEOC on behalf of SHRM on big data

October 17, 2016

Dr. Eric M. Dunleavy, Director of the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services Group at DCI Consulting, spoke on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at an EEOC Public Commission Meeting on October 13th, 2016. This...

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The Trojan Horse: Poor Data Management or Disparate Impact?

October 17, 2016

A September 26th OFCCP News Release indicated that OFCCP is suing Palantir Technologies for systemic discrimination against Asian job applicants in three job titles: Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Engineer, and Quality Assurance Engineer...

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

October 14, 2016

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published the Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13706, which requires covered federal contractors to provide up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave...

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State of California tightens equal pay regulations

October 12, 2016

Similar to the Massachusetts Pay Equity law passed earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed an additional anti-wage discrimination bill on Sept. 30th that bans using prior salary as a baseline for setting compensation. This law...

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Could Middle East/North Africa Soon Be a New Racial Category?

October 06, 2016

On September 30, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) advanced a proposal with a notice to the Federal Register to create a new racial or ethnic category.

Currently people from the Middle East and North Africa are considered “white” in...

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October 04, 2016

On 9/21/16 the OFCCP filed suit with the Office of ALJs against Palo Alto Palantir, a technology company. The claim is that Palantir discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants in hiring in comparison to Non-Asian applicants for three...

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