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Just as I finished writing on the Schuette ruling itself, I received an inquiry as to what, if any, are the implications of the ruling for federal contractors. I am still mulling over the ruling and will possibly have more to say about it in the

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I previewed the oral arguments in this case in an Alert dated 10/22/13 and, quite frankly, I got it wrong.  I thought it had a chance of being a 4-4 deadlock (Justice Kagan playing no role in the ruling).  Instead it was a 6-2 ruling with Kennedy,

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The case is Ingram v. Henry Ford Health Systems decided on 4/21/14 by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54857].  The facts of the case are that Ingram, a supervisor,

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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on 4/22/14 that Bed Bath & Beyond agreed to rescind its policy to automatically exclude applicants with felony convictions and to pay $125,000 as part of the settlement, to include

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The case is EEOC v. Ford Motor Company decided by a 2-1 split ruling by the 6th Circuit on 4/22/14 [2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 7502].  The case is important because historically, circuit courts, including the 6th Circuit, have routinely held that working

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Overview

The new memorandum from President Obama, signed on Equal Pay Day, directs the Secretary of Labor to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) within 120 days of the date of this memorandum.  The rule will require Federal contractors

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On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13665—Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information.  The Executive Order states,

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or

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Recently, the OFCCP updated the annual national percentage of veterans on their website from 8% to 7.2%. The initial final regulatory text indicated a hiring benchmark of 8%; however, the new 7.2% veteran hiring benchmark should be used for

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In a recent post, we highlighted some of the problems that may be encountered with collecting and analyzing the disability status of employees.  In particular, there are data collection problems with relying upon a voluntary self-identification

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What is the likelihood of having a conciliation agreement at the end of an OFCCP compliance review? Does this vary by region? Being well into FY2014, it is time to begin wading through OFCCP’s enforcement activity of FY2013 to identify recent

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