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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The House Education and Labor Committee approved the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338) on July 24, 2008 by a 26-17 vote. The bill would amend the Equal Pay Act to enhance remedies for

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

OFCCP announced two new initiatives on July 24, 2008 regarding hiring veterans and online applicant selection systems.

1. Good-Faith Initiative for Veterans Employment (G-FIVE): This

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

OFCCP posted a new administrative directive on their website entitled “Preserving Employment and Personnel Records in Electronic Format.” The new directive dated May 14, 2008 sets forth

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

Constance S. Barker was sworn in on July 16, 2008 as a new EEOC Commissioner. Barker was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 31, 2008, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report titled “Fair Labor Standards Act: Better Use of Available Resources and Consistent Reporting Could Improve Compliance

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The EEOC has announced a new Compliance Manual Section regarding workplace discrimination on the basis of religion. The Commission voted 5-0 to approve the new section on July 22. The section

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming ILG national conference scheduled July 29 – August 1, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Here is the conference agenda.

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The EEOC has announced that Tavern on the Green, a New York City restaurant, will pay $2.2 million to settle a harassment and retaliation lawsuit. EEOC’s lawsuit alleged the restaurant

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

EEOC has announced that Wal-Mart will pay $250,000 to settle a disability lawsuit that alleged the company failed to accommodate and then fired a long-time pharmacy technician who suffered a

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by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

South Carolina’s governor has signed H.4400 requiring employers to verify the legal status of employees through the Department of Homeland Security or with a South Carolina driver’s

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