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DCI’s David Cohen on Compensation Panel At 2007 ILG Conference on August 24 in New York

July 26, 2007

David Cohen, DCI Consulting Group, Inc., will serve on a panel with other well known compensation experts on Friday, August 24, 2007 at the ILG Conference in New York. The panel session is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Other compensation...

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BIPARTISAN GROUP INTRODUCES SENATE BILL TO REVERSE CONTROVERSIAL LEDBETTER PAY DECISION

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsUPDATE: The House bill passed on July 31, 2007.On July 20, 2007, a bipartisan group of fourteen Senators introduced a bill (“The Fair Pay Restoration Act”) to overturn the Supreme Court’s...

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HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn July 11, 2007, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338). This bill, which was introduced by Rep. Rose DeLauro (D-CT), now...

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OFCCP SOLICITS COMMENTS ON EXTENSION OF COMPLAINT DISCRIMINATION FORM

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn July 20, 2007, the Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the proposed extension of OFCCP’s Complaint...

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DOL SECRETARY RECOGNIZES 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsDepartment of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao marked the 17th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act today by announcing that the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)...

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BILLS INTRODUCED TO BAN MANDATORY EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsLegislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would eliminate mandatory arbitration of employment claims unless pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.The Arbitration...

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EEOC AND CENTERPOINT ENERGY SIGN NATIONAL MEDIATION AGREEMENT

July 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and CenterPoint Energy have announced the signing of a National Universal Agreement to Mediate (NUAM) to informally resolve workplace...

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EEOC ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF SYSTEMIC RACE BIAS

July 18, 2007

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC has announced a $20 million proposed consent decree resolving a systemic race discrimination lawsuit against Walgreens, an Illinois-based national drug store chain (EEOC v. Walgreen...

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OFCCP TO TARGET APPROXIMATELY 125 FAAPS FOR REVIEW

July 18, 2007

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

A senior OFCCP official has confirmed the agency has begun scheduling a new round of functional affirmative action program (FAAP) compliance evaluations. OFCCP will use a random method to...

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DOL Announces Construction Company to Pay $1.2 Million in Back Wages

July 18, 2007

DOL Secretary Elaine L Chao has announced that Desert Plastering, a Las Vegas plastering and masonry company, will pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages to 1,060 current and former employees following an investigation by the Department’s Wage and...

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DOL RELEASES FACT SHEET ON CAREER-FOCUSED MENTORING FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

July 18, 2007

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has developed a fact sheet on career-focused mentoring for older youth and young adults with disabilities. The...

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NEW STUDY REPORTS GENDER STEREOTYPING LEAVES WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN A “DOUBLE-BIND DILEMMA”

July 18, 2007

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsA new study announced by Catalyst reports that gender stereotyping, one of the key barriers to women’s advancement in corporate leadership, leaves women with limited, conflicting, and often...

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