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PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOCUSES ON WORKPLACE COMPENSATION DISCRIMINATION

March 26, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsLegislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate on March 6, 2007 designed to eliminate wage discrimination and pay disparities in the workplace.The proposed “Paycheck Fairness Act”...

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EEOC ANNOUNCES $550,000 SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

March 26, 2007

The EEOC has announced the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against GLC Restaurants (GLC) for $550,000 and remedial relief on behalf of a class of teenage workers who were sexually harassed by a middle-aged male supervisor, including...

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4,500 Sites Listed With OFCCP’s New Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters

March 17, 2007

On March 13, 2007 OFCCP mailed Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters to CEOs along with its second FY 2007 scheduling list identifying approximately 4,500 facilities. OFCCP’s initial scheduling list was released in November 2006.

 

Who’s on the...

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SHOULD EMPLOYERS REQUEST SALARY HISTORY FROM JOB APPLICANTS?

March 14, 2007

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsLaw professor Jeffrey Lax has written a thought provoking article in the New York Law Journal and published on law.com that poses an interesting question for employers. If minority and women...

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$1.1 MILLION FINAL JUDGMENT IN EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

March 14, 2007

The EEOC has announced a $1.1 million final judgment against Custom Companies, an Illinois trucking company, in a sexual harassment case the agency brought against it. The EEOC’s lawsuit was filed May 28, 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the...

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EEOC FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST WALGREENS FOR RACE DISCRIMINATION

March 14, 2007

The EEOC has announced the filing of a class action discrimination lawsuit against Walgreen Company alleging the Illinois-based national drugstore chain engaged in widespread racial bias against thousands of African-American employees.Allegations:...

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Diversity Efforts at Law Firms Come Under Fire

March 14, 2007

Law firms have implemented diversity programs in the past few years to hire more minorities and women. These programs are coming under increasing attack by those who fear these initiatives may violate federal anti-discrimination laws.

 

Ross Todd...

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New Research Offers Insights Into Why People Oppose Affirmative Action

March 06, 2007

New research offers insights into why some people oppose affirmative action, as well as perspectives into how such policies may be more effectively framed.

 

A recent article on the Stanford Graduate School of Business website says that researchers...

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GENETIC NONDISCRIMINATION BILL MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS

March 06, 2007

Legislation is moving through Congress that would bar discrimination by employers and insurers based on genetic information. The legislation would prohibit health insurers or employers from accessing the genetic information of patients or employees...

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EEOC Chair Naomi Earp Unveils Commission’s “E-Race” Initiative

March 06, 2007

Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, unveiled a new initiative, E-RACE (Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment) during a public meeting at agency headquarters on February 28.

 

Invited participants at EEOC’s...

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DOL OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED EMPLOYER SURVEY

March 06, 2007

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on a proposed survey for the Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN).EARN is a nationwide service designed to provide...

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EEOC OBTAINS JURY VERDICT FOR SAME-SEX HARASSMENT AGAINST MEN

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced a federal jury verdict against Hill Brothers Construction Company and Engineering Company, Inc. in a rare same-sex harassment lawsuit brought by the agency on behalf of male employees who were sexually harassed by other men....

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