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by Fred Satterwhite, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.

The Senate confirmed Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor with an 80-17 vote this afternoon.

Questions from Republican lawmakers regarding

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On January 30, 2009, President Obama signed three executive orders that will reverse former President George W. Bush’s labor policies. Under the new executive order “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws” (E.O. 13496, to be

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President Obama signed the long anticipated Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law on January 29, 2009 at a White House signing ceremony. Later that day Acting EEOC Chairman Stuart Ishimaru released a statement congratulating Congress and

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DHS has posted a notice on their website stating that federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the E-Verify system starting May 21, 2009 to verify their employees’ eligibility to legally work in the U.S. A notice of

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On December 30, 2008 OFCCP reported that in fiscal year 2008, the agency won a record $67,510,982 in back pay, salary and benefits for 24,508 U.S. workers who had been subjected to unlawful employment discrimination. Charles James, then deputy

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In addition to its release of FY 08 enforcement statistics, OFCCP also posted a new FAQ section on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) on its website. OFCCP stated in one of the FAQs that conforming amendments will be made to OFCCP’s Section

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The Department of Labor Wage and Division has announced that it recouped back wages totaling $185, 287,827 for 228,645 workers in FY 2008.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has released business case information – The Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People With Disabilities and ODEP’s revised Business Case for Hiring

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On January 9, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by 17 white and one Hispanic firefighters challenging their employer’s refusal to certify the results of promotional examinations for lieutenant and captain positions

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On January 12, 2009, OFCCP announced the five federal contractor establishments selected for the 2008 G-FIVE Program (Good Faith Initiative for Veterans Employment). All of the recipients demonstrated “best practices” for the employment and

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