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Recent litigation against the Twin Peaks restaurant chain has sparked renewed interest in the BFOQ defense, and provides yet another example to employers that hiring practices involving the selection of individuals on the basis of protected

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Mandatory agreement to binding arbitration of employment disputes as a condition of employment was upheld under the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 (FAA) in Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corporation (1991) [500 U.S. 20] in a case in which two

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In light of Pat Shiu’s recent departure from OFCCP (as of 11/6/16) and the continuous buzz around the OFCCP-focused GAO report, we wonder… what’s next? As a follow-up to DCI’s 9/29/16 blog, we wanted to share some interesting similarities

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On 9/21/16 the OFCCP filed suit with the Office of ALJs against Palo Alto Palantir, a technology company. The claim is that Palantir discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants in hiring in comparison to Non-Asian applicants for three

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The filing period for the 2016 EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports is quickly approaching, and the 2016 Survey for EEO-1 reports is expected to open at some point next week. Companies will then have until September 30th to complete these annual filing

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In previous years, DCI has noted that the end of the Federal government’s fiscal year tends to also be a busy time for OFCCP settlements. In our 2014 blog, we identified six settlements with press releases in the month of September alone.  It is

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The 33rd Annual Conference for the National Industry Liaison Group was held July 28-31, 2015 in New York City and brought together members of the federal contractor community, government officials, and EEO/affirmative action practitioners. The

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For many contractors, the self-identification requirements for protected veterans have been confusing since the revision of VEVRAA in September 2013, and especially since the VETS reporting requirements changed in September 2014. Let’s recap what

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According to a recent BNA report, the New York City Council, controlled by the Democratic Party, voted 47 to 3 to make credit history checks illegal under the city’s Human Rights Law.  Council leaders noted that consumer credit information is

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The case is Williamson v. Lowe’s, decided on 2/24/15 by Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the District Court of Hawaii [2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13170].  The case was decided under Hawaii State Law (Section 378-2 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes). 

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