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OFCCP SENDS FINAL RULE IMPLEMENTING “JOBS FOR VETERANS” TO OMB FOR REVIEW

May 30, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsUPDATE: OMB completed its review of the rule on August 1, 2007. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2007.The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently...

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EEOC Holds Important Public Meeting on Testing and Selection

May 30, 2007

The EEOC held a public meeting on May 16 to gather information and address emerging trends in workplace testing and selection procedures. Fifteen invited expert panelists spoke at the meeting, including EEOC attorneys and charging parties, advocates...

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CHANGES FOUND IN OFCCP’S COMPENSATION SCREEN IN MID-ATLANTIC REGION

May 30, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsDavid Cohen, President of DCI Consulting Group Inc. reports that contractors have noticed a change in the compensation screen used by OFCCP at the desk audit stage in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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EEOC REACHES $450,000 SETTLEMENT ON RACE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN HARASSMENT

May 30, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsEEOC reached a $450,000 settlement with Professional Transit Management (doing business as Springs Transit) in a lawsuit alleging the company maintained a work environment hostile to...

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WILL EMPLOYERS RESURVEY THEIR WORKFORCES UNDER EEOC’S NEW EEO-1 CATEGORIES?

May 23, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsA recent survey conducted by The Center for Corporate Equality reports that 29 percent of the companies polled said they will “never” resurvey their workforces under the Equal Employment...

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EXPERTS PLAY HARDBALL AT ILG NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMIC COMPENSATION BEST PRACTICES

May 23, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsDavid Cohen, President of DCI Consulting Group Inc., and other well known experts will participate on a lively and highly interactive systemic compensation panel at the ILG National...

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MORGAN STANLEY TO PAY MILLIONS TO SETTLE SEX DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

May 02, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsMorgan Stanley & Inc. and plaintiffs’ law firms announced a multi-million dollar settlement of a discrimination lawsuit on behalf of approximately 2,700 female Financial Advisors and...

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EEOC AND DOL RELEASE SEMI-ANNUAL REGULATORY AGENDA

May 02, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThis is the time of year when federal agencies release their semi-annual regulatory agendas, as required by Executive Order 11286 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The agenda lists all...

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HOUSE PASSES BILL BANNING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENETIC INFORMATION

May 02, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe House overwhelmingly passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 493) on April 25 by a 420-3 vote. The bill was introduced January 16, 2007 by Rep. Louise Slaughter...

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BILL BANNING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

May 02, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 24 by Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and...

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HOUSE HOLDS PAY EQUITY HEARING; BILL WOULD REINSTATE OFCCP PAY GRADE METHODOLOGY

April 25, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe Committee on Education and Labor Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on April 24, 2007 on the proposed “Paycheck Fairness Act” (H.R. 1338), which was introduced...

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EEOC ANNOUNCES $900,000 SETTLEMENT OF RACE BIAS, NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION, RETALIATION

April 25, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC has announced settlement of a class race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought against Flushing Manor Geriatric Center, Inc., a New York geriatric center, for $900,000....

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