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In accordance with the revised Section 503 regulations, Federal contractors are now collecting voluntary self-identifications of disability status from employees and applicants and including these figures in their affirmative action plans. This

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As outlined in 41 CFR 60-3, contractors are required to analyze personnel activity to determine if there are barriers to equal employment for protected classes. One method of determining whether these barriers exist for applicants is to evaluate

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The final rule for prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was published December 9, 2014. This rule becomes effective on April 8, 2015. Many contractors are wondering what actions need to be taken to comply with

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We have discussed the Freeman case in several Alerts (8/22/12, 9/14/13 & 3/3/14).  The challenge was to Freeman’s use of background checks and criminal records adversely impacted blacks, Hispanics, and males. The EEOC also charged Freeman with a

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