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by Art Gutman Ph.D., Professor, Florida Institute of Psychology

On January 21, 2010 Linda S. Chapman, a Labor Department Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), ruled that Bank of America (BOA) was guilty of a pattern or practice of discrimination against

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by Joanna Colosimo, Consultant, DCI Consulting Group

For Fiscal Year 2010, there was a 16% increase to the OFCCP’s budget, which represents the largest percentage increase the agency has received on record. This addition to the agency’s budget

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by Keli Parody Wilson, Consultant, DCI Consulting Group

The contractor community has seen a shift in the agencies focus since Patricia Shiu started with the OFCCP, such as increased attention on the area of individuals with a disability and veterans.

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The full report is available at http://www.dol.gov/dol/budget/2011/PDF/CBJ-2011-V2-04.pdf. Major features include:

· OFCCP will randomly select establishments 2 industries in FY 2010 for baseline measures. Establishments will be re-evaluated in FY

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On January 21, 2010, Linda S. Chapman, a Labor Department ALJ ruled that Bank of America (BOA) discriminated against black applicants for four entry-level jobs in 1993 and from 2002 to 2005. BOA was given14 days to appeal the ruling to the Secretary

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The full report is available at http://www.cceq.org/. The major findings in the reports are:

  • Number of settlements increased from 61 in FY 2007 to 73 in FY 2008
  • As in FY 2007, over 95% of the settlements involved allegations of systemic

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The first of five FAQs summarizes the Ricci ruling and the remaining four address whether Ricci affects how the OFCCP will conduct compliance evaluations; whether Ricci alters contractor obligations relating to affirmative action and test

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In a ruling handed down on January 11, 2010 (Harrison v. Benchmark Electronics [2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 632; 22 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 416] the 11th Circuit ruled that Benchmark violated the ADA by making an illegal medical inquiry prior to a

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On January 6, 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/1986463-Chicago-police-may-scrap-entrance-exam/) reported that the City of Chicago is considering scrapping its entry exam. This article, written by Fran

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In Decmeber 2009, the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut settled a reverse discrimination lawsuit with 11 white and 1 Hispanic firefighters relating to a promotion exam. The original weightings on the exam (50% written, 45% oral & 5% seniority) were

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