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New York Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Time Off for Expressing Breast Milk

August 31, 2007

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed into law legislation that requires employers to provide uncompensated time, and make a reasonable effort to provide private space for women to express milk or nurse their children for a period of up to...

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OFCCP Issues Interim Guidance on Use of Race and Ethnic Categories

August 17, 2007

The OFCCP has posted interim guidance on its website regarding the use of race and ethnic categories in affirmative action programs.

 

As stated in part in this interim guidance, in light of the changes made to the EEO-1 Report, OFCCP is drafting...

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO ANALYZE EEOC LITIGATION

August 17, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe Washington University School of Law in St. Louis has announced a National Science Foundation award to support an empirical research project to collect and analyze data on federal court...

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DCI’S Michael Aamodt’s Article On Testing Is Published In Assessment Council News

August 17, 2007

Don’t miss the informative article, “A Test! A Test! My Kingdom for a Valid Test!” written by Michael Aamodt, Ph.D., Vice President with DCI Consulting Group. Mike is an industrial psychologist specializing in employee selection, test validation,...

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EEOC VOTES TO REPLACE OUTSOURCED NATIONAL CALL CENTER WITH FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

August 17, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC voted August 10, 2007 to replace its National Contact Center (NCC) pilot with an in-house phone system using federal employees.The NCC contract expires September 20, and...

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SMALL CONTRACTORS FEEL THE IMPACT OF OFCCP’S “CONTRACTS FIRST INITIATIVE”

August 17, 2007

by David Cohen, President and Patricia Schaeffer-Vice President Regulatory AffairsSmall single establishment companies, which may not have received much scrutiny from OFCCP in the past, may now find themselves receiving scheduling letters from the...

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JURY AWARDS PLAINTIFF $166,500 IN DISABILITY LAWSUIT AGAINST SUBWAY FRANCHISE

August 17, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC has announced a favorable jury verdict of $166,500 in a disability harassment lawsuit filed against a Subway restaurant franchise on behalf of a female manager who was discriminated...

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OFCCP Publishes Final Veterans’ Rule Today in Federal Register; OFCCP Posts FAQs

August 08, 2007

This is an update to yesterday’s blog posting regarding the pending release of OFCCP’s final rule covering Veterans.

 

In that posting, we provided a summary of the new requirements on contractors’ mandatory job posting obligations as outlined in an...

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OFCCP TO ISSUE FINAL VETERANS’ RULE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007

August 07, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn Wednesday, August 8, 2007, OFCCP will publish in the Federal Register its final rule implementing the amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’...

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OMB COMPLETES REVIEW OF OFCCP's JVA RULE

August 03, 2007

UPDATE: The final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2007.DCI has learned that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review on August 1, 2007 of OFCCP’s proposed final rule implementing the amendments to the...

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UPDATE TO HOUSE VOTE ON H.R. 2831

July 31, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThis is a follow-up to yesterday's article on the vote on H.R. 2831 that was scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2007.The U.S. House of Representatives debated H.R. 2831 (The Lilly Ledbetter Fair...

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SCHEDULED TO VOTE JULY 30, 2007 ON PAY DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION

July 30, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsUPDATE: The bill passed on July 31, 2007.The House of Representatives is reportedly scheduled to vote on “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007” on Monday, July 30, 2007. This bill, H.R....

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