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DCI CLIENT ALERT DRAWS RESPONSE FROM MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION

March 27, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsA recent DCI client alert on “Diversity Efforts at Law Firms Come Under Fire” drew an immediate response from the office of Veta T. Richardson, who is the executive director of the Minority...

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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.

 

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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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NEW EEOC Q &A ON EMPLOYMENT OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced a new question-and-answer fact sheet on the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act to job applicants and employees in the health care industry.The new Q&A fact sheet provides practical information about applying...

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FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVES $5 MILLION DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT AGAINST WOODWARD GOVERNOR

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced that a federal judge has given final approval to a $5 million settlement resolving two consolidated class action employment discrimination lawsuits against Colorado-based Woodward Governor.The first class action lawsuit (Bell,...

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DCI CONSULTING ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF ‘THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE EQUALITY INC.’

February 20, 2007

David Cohen, President of DCI Consulting Group, Inc., has announced the formation of a new national nonprofit employer association dedicated to promoting proactive affirmative action and equal employment regulatory compliance to create diverse...

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COURT APPROVES GENDER BIAS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST WAL-MART

February 07, 2007

A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the certification of a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, which alleged that as many as 1.5 million current and former female employees were discriminated against in pay and promotions (Dukes v....

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EEOC’S SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION INITIATIVE KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR IN 2007

January 16, 2007

One of EEOC Chair Naomi Earp’s top priorities this year will be launching the agency’s systemic litigation program. The comprehensive program was endorsed by the agency in April 2006.Speaking before various groups since becoming EEOC chair, Earp has...

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NEW WEBSITE TRACKS FEDERAL CONTRACTING DATA

November 28, 2006

OMB Watch, a nonprofit government watchdog organization located in Washington, DC, recently announced its creation of a new website that permits users to search a database of federal government spending. Itemized information on the more than $12...

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Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act

October 03, 2006

On September 26, President Bush signed “The Federal Funding Accountability And Transparency Act of 2006” (S. 2590) into law. The law creates a searchable database that will enable the public with easy access to information on federal spending. The...

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EEOC PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO AGE DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS

September 19, 2006

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 11 (71 FR 46177-46180) to amend its regulations on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) to reflect an earlier Supreme Court decision...

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