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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report charging the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division with mishandling nine of the ten cases brought by a team of undercover agents posed as aggrieved workers. The report was

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The EEOC announced that it filed a lawsuit against Hibbing Taconite Company alleging it denied a job applicant a reasonable accommodation for his hearing impairment and then rejected him from employment because of his disability. The EEOC alleged

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The EEOC announced an arbitrator’s ruling that the EEOC’s own practice of giving time off to commission employees who worked extra hours was insufficient for certain investigators and mediators. The arbitrator ruled that most other

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The EEOC announced that a North Carolina based nursing home and chain will pay $300,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in which the EEOC alleged the company had, since at least 2002, subjected pregnant employees to different terms and

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The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently released its new Four-Step Reference Guide to help employers recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities.

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The EEOC announced that a building material supplier will pay $495,000 to five former workers to settle a race bias lawsuit. The EEOC alleged in its lawsuit that the company discriminated against African American employees by subjecting them to

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The Department of Labor announced that IFCO Systems has paid $1.6 million in back wages to 1,751 employees in 17 states who allegedly were not properly paid for overtime hours worked as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL also

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The EEOC announced that Benedict College, a historically black university in Columbia, South Carolina, will pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging the school violated Title VII by terminating three white faculty members.

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Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Florida) has introduced a bill (Border Control and Accountability Act, H.R. 1668) that would suspend or debar federal contractors that employ illegal aliens. The bill would also prohibit the Department of Homeland Security

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The EEOC announced that a healthcare company will pay up to $450,000 to a class of Hispanic employees at its nursing homes and assisted living facilities who were subject to harassment, different terms and conditions of employment, promotion,

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