Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Abercrombie Religious Headscarf Case

Today begins the U.S. Supreme Court’s first week of its “October Term 2014.” The court recently agreed to hear EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.  The case involves 17-year-old Samantha Elauf, who applied for a job in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elauf wore a hijab, a religious headscarf worn […]

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New Affirmative Action Proposal for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual “Equal Pay Report” on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This report would apply to companies that: File the EEO-1 report;  Have more than 100 employees; and  Hold federal contracts […]

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Pay Discrimination Not a Thing of the Past

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a lawsuit with a tire company accused of pay discrimination. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that a Minnesota tire company discriminated against its female human resources director for nearly two and a half years by paying her lower wages than it paid a male employee who held the very […]

11 Aug 14 - Compensation, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Veterans Reporting Opens

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) collects and compiles data on the employment of veterans with federal contractors and subcontractors. The VETS filing season starts August 1, 2014, and the filing deadline is September 30, 2014. Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to submit one of two reports, the VETS-100 or the VETS-100A, depending […]

1 Aug 14 - Discrimination, Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Contractors and Employees

President Obama signed an Executive Order today extending job protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in the federal government and in workplaces that have federal contracts. In signing the order, President Obama noted that in recent years there has been “significant progress in moving LGBT inclusive nondiscrimination laws” at state and local […]

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