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Breaking News - OMB has renewed the disability self-id form with an expiration date of January 31, 2020

January 31, 2017

What does this mean for you?  The current form expires on January 31, 2017, so Federal Contractors will need to update their self-id forms.  For some of you this may require a system update and for others it may simply be using the new form.  Since...

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Breaking News – Victoria Lipnic is the new EEOC acting chair

January 25, 2017

President Trump has named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic the Acting Chair of EEOC. Lipnic has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2010 and she was also unanimously confirmed in 2015 by the senate to serve her second term as Commissioner ending...

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President Trump Delivers Memorandum on Managing the Federal Regulatory Process

January 24, 2017

On Inauguration Day, the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, communicated President Trump’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process, which places a temporary freeze on any new and pending regulations. This regulatory freeze is...

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EEOC Increases Disability Goals for Federal Agencies

January 24, 2017

The EEOC delivered the final rule on affirmative action for individuals with disabilities in federal employment—an amendment to Section 501 regulations. This rule further clarifies the affirmative action obligations in recruitment, retention, and...

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Sex as a BFOQ: DCI’s Michael Aamodt has Featured Story in SIOP’s TIP Publication

January 23, 2017

Recent litigation against the Twin Peaks restaurant chain has sparked renewed interest in the BFOQ defense, and provides yet another example to employers that hiring practices involving the selection of individuals on the basis of protected...

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Supreme Court to Review Rulings on Arbitration Agreements that Preclude Class Action Lawsuits

January 20, 2017

Mandatory agreement to binding arbitration of employment disputes as a condition of employment was upheld under the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 (FAA) in Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corporation (1991) [500 U.S. 20] in a case in which two...

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Jones et. al. v. Boston Police Department: A Case of Hair Splitting

January 20, 2017

This case, decided on 12/28/16 by the 1st Circuit Court, was (at least to me) at first blush, uninspiring. After reading the case, I believe it has the likelihood of setting a very important precedent regarding the third phase (or prong) in adverse...

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Department of Labor Files Complaint Against Oracle for Alleged Discrimination in Compensation and Hiring

January 19, 2017

It seems that OFCCP and the Department of Labor (DOL) has been active in early 2017. So far in January we have seen a number of press release worthy settlements and lawsuits. This week, in addition to the lawsuit with JPMorgan Chase, DOL released...

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JPMorgan Sued for Discriminating Against Female Professionals in Compensation

January 19, 2017

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co for paying a class of 93 female employees lower than their male counterparts in various professional positions (e.g., Application Developer Lead II,...

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Pay Over $1.2M in Back Pay and Interest after Investigation finds Pay Discrimination

January 12, 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the computer-assisted legal research service, will pay over $1.2 million to resolve systemic pay discrimination against women after the result of two OFCCP compliance reviews in the southeast region.

The company settled...

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Governor of New York signs Two Executive Orders Designed to Close the Wage Gap

January 10, 2017

On January 9, 2017, Governor Cuomo of New York proposed a progressive agenda for the state which included signing two state Executive Orders designed to eliminate the wage gap.

New York Executive Order 161 prohibits asking applicants about their...

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