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White House Proclaims National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 2007

September 07, 2007

President Bush has proclaimed the week of September 9 through September 15, 2007 as Nationally Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. He calls for the week to be observed with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in respect...

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SILVER ANNIVERSARY 2007 ILG NATIONAL CONFERENCE WRAPS UP IN THE BIG APPLE

August 31, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsA highly successful 25th Annual Industry Liaison Group Conference was held in New York on August 21-24, 2007 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in mid-town Manhattan. The conference was...

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EEOC ANNOUNCES $850,000 SETTLEMENT FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION

August 31, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC has announced that Caesars Palace will pay $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC.In 2005, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District...

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EEOC SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO FREEDOM TO COMPETE AWARD PROCESS

August 31, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsIn 2005 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) began issuing “Freedom to Compete Awards” as part of its Freedom to Compete (FTC) initiative. The FTC initiative is a national...

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What’s New at DOL’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

August 31, 2007

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes interesting research that often provides useful data to employers. If you haven’t already caught these recent reports, here are a few that you might find interesting.

 

1. Wages...

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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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