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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 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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“Best Place to Work” Ratings Rank Federal Agencies

April 25, 2007

Private employers make significant investments to be employers of choice. Their accomplishments are featured in a variety of business and trade publications on various “best” lists.

 

If you’d like to find out how the federal government fares as an...

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THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE EQUALITY TO RELEASE RESULTS OF WORKFORCE EEO-1 RE-SURVEY BENCHMARKING

April 25, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Executive Director, The Center for Corporate EqualityThe Center for Corporate Equality has announced it will release the results of its EEO-1 Resurvey benchmarking mini-survey within the next few weeks. Survey participants...

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SENATE HELP COMMITTEE HOLDS IMPORTANT HEARING ON PAY EQUITY LEGISLATION

April 18, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsDavid Cohen, President of DCI Consulting Group Inc., and Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs attended a hearing on April 12, 2007 conducted by the Senate Committee on...

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EEOC CHAIR SPEAKS OUT ON THE DON IMUS CONTROVERSY

April 18, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President, Regulatory AffairsEEOC Chair Naomi Earp wrote an open letter to Don Imus, Bernard McGuirk, MSNBC and CBS in which she publicly called on the media and entertainment industry to make greater efforts to combat...

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No Requirement to Resurvey But EEOC Strongly Encourages

April 18, 2007

Some employers have expressed some confusion about whether the EEOC requires employers to resurvey their workforces for EEO-1 reporting purposes, particularly after the 2007 EEO-1 filing. DCI has confirmed directly with the EEOC that there is no...

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EEOC Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit for $2.3 Million

April 18, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe EEOC announced that it had settled a lawsuit against Jeff Wyler Eastgate, Inc. and 10 additional Jeff Wyler-owned auto dealerships alleging they discriminated against a class of...

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EMPLOYER WALKS AWAY FROM MAJOR SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT CASE

April 18, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn April 12, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a high profile employment discrimination case (BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) on...

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