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ARIZONA CREDIT UNION SETTLES EEOC LAWSUIT FOR $250,000

December 19, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsSunWest Federal Credit Union will pay $250,000 to two female employees, who were allegedly subjected to sexual and gender harassment by a former manager, to settle a lawsuit filed by the...

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OFCCP SCHEDULES OPERATIONAL UPDATE WEBINAR ON DECEMBER 5

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice-President Regulatory AffairsThe OFCCP will hold an operational update webinar on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST. OFCCP’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Charles E. James, Sr., and Director of Program...

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EEOC ISSUES FACT SHEET ON EMPLOYMENT TESTS AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn December 3, 2007, the EEOC issued an extensive fact sheet on the application of federal anti-discrimination laws to employer tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for...

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COURT LIMITS EMPLOYER’S ATTEMPT TO PROBE ON MEDICAL, ARREST AND LITIGATION HISTORIES

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC has announced that a federal court in Rockford, Illinois, has issued an order largely denying an employer’s motion to compel discovery regarding medical and psychological records,...

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OFCCP’S PROPOSED RULE ON RACE AND ETHNICITY DATA EXPECTED SOON

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsSince October 1, 2007, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been reviewing OFCCP’s proposed rule entitled “Government Contractors, Affirmative Action Requirements, Maintaining and...

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DRILLING COMPANY TO PAY $290,000 FOR RACIAL HARASSMENT INCLUDING NOOSES

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 25, 2007, the EEOC announced the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit filed against Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. on behalf of African American workers who were...

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EEOC FORMS FEDERAL ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER WORK GROUP

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 11, 2007, EEOC announced that it had formed an Asian American and Pacific Islander Work Group that will examine this community’s concerns about federal sector employment, special...

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DOL REGULATORY UPDATE

October 22, 2007

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsVETS:On October 3, 2007, the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment Training Service (VETS) published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 56103-56104) soliciting comments on the...

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RECENT OFCCP SETTLEMENTS

October 22, 2007

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsPilgrim’s Pride Settles Hiring Discrimination Case for $1 Million On October 3, 2007, OFCCP announced that Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., headquartered in Pittsburg, Texas, had entered into two consent...

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UNITED HEALTHCARE OF FLORIDA SETTLES SAME-SEX HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION CASE FOR $1.8 MILLION

October 22, 2007

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 1, 2007, EEOC announced that United Healthcare of Florida would pay $1.8 million to settle a same-sex harassment and retaliation lawsuit charging the male former regional vice...

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SIDLEY AUSTIN SETTLES AGE BIAS SUIT FOR $27.5 MILLION

October 22, 2007

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 5, 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Sidley Austin, one of the nation’s largest law firms, will pay $27.5 million to 32 former partners to...

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B & H SETTLES NATIONAL ORIGIN CASE WITH EEOC FOR $4.3 MILLION

October 22, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 16, 2007, EEOC filed a complaint and a consent decree (EEOC v. B & H Foto and Electronics Corp., No. 07-CV-9241) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,...

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