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

As noted in a prior alert on June 21, 2011, the Supreme Court ruled against the plaintiffs in Wal-Mart v. Dukes [2011 U.S. LEXIS 4567, 6/2011]. As noted in that alert, the ruling was

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by Keli Wilson, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting

Effective June 14, 2011, OFCCP released a much anticipated new FAAP directive, outlining the application process to seek approval for and develop an affirmative action plan by a business function or

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

On June 20, 2011, the Supreme Court ruled against the Dukes Plaintiffs in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. The ruling was unanimous to the point that the plaintiffs wrongly used Rule 23(b)(2) for

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

In the case of OFCCP v. Manheim Auctions Inc. [DOL OALJ, No. 2011-OFC-00005, 6/14/11], ALJ Alan L. Bergstrom addressed the issue of whether Manheim Auctions Government Services LLC

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

The case is EEOC v. AutoZone [C.D. Ill., No. 07 C 1154, jury verdict 6/3/11)], in which a jury returned a verdict that AutoZone failed to reasonably accommodate John Shepherd, an auto

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

On June 8, 2011, Judge Colleen Kollar-Koteely of the District Court of the District of Columbia approved a 32 million dollar settlement between Wells Fargo and a class of more than

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On April 26, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM (76 FR 23358) proposes revising regulations implementing the affirmative action

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DCI has learned that OFCCP is recalling all scheduling letters dated June 3 sent from the Midwest Region Office. Apparently these scheduling letters were unauthorized and should not have been sent out. Contractors are being notified by OFCCP that

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

In a consent decree announced on June 6, 2011, AstraZeneca agreed to a $250,000 (plus interest) settlement on behalf of 124 female pharmaceutical sales specialists that, allegedly,

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