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Dissecting the CFPA: Considering similarity of skill, effort, responsibility, and work conditions

November 02, 2015

In another blog, Art Gutman provides an overview of the California Fair Pay Act (CFPA). The CFPA prohibits California employers from paying employees differently due to sex. This is not new, given existing law; however, some of the specifics...

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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP'S 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD IN PHILADELPHIA

May 20, 2015

The 30th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 22-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss...

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE OFCCP SETTLEMENT WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC

September 28, 2014

On September 12th, a General Electric subsidiary in Ohio agreed to pay $537,000 to settle a sex discrimination allegation with OFCCP. The agency alleged that the company used a set of employment tests that produced adverse impact against female...

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A SPECULATIVE NOTE ON WHAT THE FUTURE MAY BRING

September 24, 2013

Recent DCI blogs have summarized high-level themes from the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations. One theme relates to the new analytics that may be required by the final regulations. The new regulations provide for a (1) protected veteran benchmark...

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FOLLOWING UP ON THE NYC FIREFIGHTER CASE SAGA

June 04, 2013

Last week, Art Gutman wrote an interesting blog on US & Vulcan v. NYC, which is a NYC firefighter case involving both pattern or practice and disparate impact allegations. http://dciconsult.com/us-vulcan-society-v-nyc-a-saga-continues/. Recall that...

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MORE MUSINGS ON DIRECTIVE 307

June 03, 2013

Over the last few weeks, DCI staff members have written a number of blogs related to OFCCP’s pay equity directive. These blogs have focused on some of the challenges federal contractors will likely face when conducting proactive pay equity research...

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DCI Staff Attend SIOP’s 28th Annual Conference Held In Houston

May 07, 2013

The 28th Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 11-13, 2013 in Houston, TX. Attendees and presenters from a variety of industries and backgrounds took part in the event, including but not...

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SOME FOLLOW UP THOUGHTS ON RECENT EEO POSTS

October 31, 2012

by Eric M. Dunleavy Ph.D., Principal Consultant, DCI ConsultingIf you follow this blog regularly, you know that we have been staying busy over the last few months keeping the EEO community updated on various court rulings, settlements, regulatory...

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A RETROSPECTIVE DIVE INTO PUFFER V. ALLSTATE

April 10, 2012

by Eric Dunleavy Ph.D., Principal Consultant, DCI ConsultingAs Art described in an earlier post, the recent 7th circuit ruling in Puffer v. Allstate emphasized some nuanced class certification issues and the differentiated disparate impact claims...

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A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE ADVERSE IMPACT ANALYSES IN BAZILE V. CITY OF HOUSTON (2012)

March 12, 2012

by Eric Dunleavy Ph.D., Principal Consultant, DCI ConsultingArt has already written two detailed posts on Bazile v. City of Houston, which demonstrates how complex the 100-page ruling is. Judge Rosenthal dealt with a number of complex and technical...

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WINDS OF CHANGE: AN UPDATE ON THE NEW CSAL LETTER

January 19, 2012

by Eric Dunleavy, Keli Wilson and Joanna Colosimo, DCI Consulting Group

During the week of December 19th, the OFCCP issued Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to the federal contractor community. The letters were sent to those federal...

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OFCCP SUBMITS SECOND NOTICE TO RESCIND COMPENSATION STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES TO OMB FOR REVIEW

January 18, 2012

by Fred Satterwhite, Principal Consultant, DCI Consulting GroupOFCCP submitted a "Notice of Proposed Rescission, Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary...

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