Trump’s Budget Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP

The  budget proposal just released by the White House envisions a merger of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP),  “creating one agency to combat employment discrimination.” The EEOC, a stand-alone agency, polices American businesses for discrimination at work, while the OFCCP, a division within the Department of […]

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EEOC Publishes Its Quarterly ‘Digest of Law’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC’s website. This edition (Fiscal Year 2017, Volume 2) features a special article entitled “Age Discrimination: An Overview of the Law and Recent Commission Decisions.“ This comprehensive article […]

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Supreme Court Clarifies EEOC’s Subpoena Power

By a 7-to-1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that trial judges can review and limit the subpoena power of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The decision reverses a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which had overturned a trial judge’s decision that the EEOC was overstepping its investigative authority. The ruling […]

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OMB Mulling Reversion of EEO-1 Pay Data Rule

A petition by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to review and possibly reverse the EEO-1 pay data mandate by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which takes effect on March 31, 2018, is under consideration by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), with no certain outlook. Meanwhile, acting EEOC chair Victoria Lipnic seems mostly against […]

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Texas Roadhouse Hit with Whopping $12 Million Settlement for Age Discrimination

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had filed suit seeking relief for a class of applicants the EEOC charged had been denied front-of-the-house positions, such […]

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EEOC to Host Meeting on the ‘Future of Work’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. The meeting, entitled “The State of the Workforce and the Future of Work,” will be open to public observation. The meeting will consist of […]

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11th Circuit Court Holds that Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

Joining every other circuit court except D.C., the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation. “[W]e are bound to follow a binding precedent in this Circuit unless and until it is overruled by this court en banc […]

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EEOC Launches Online Inquiry and Appointment System

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that five of its offices have launched a new Online Inquiry and Appointment System. The system will allow individuals to electron­ically submit initial inquiries and requests for intake interviews with the agency. Initial inquiries and intake interviews are typically the first steps for individuals seeking to file a […]

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Several Regulations on Trump Chopping Block

President Trump recently signed an executive order requiring every federal agency to establish a “Regulatory Reform Task Force” to eliminate what he considers to be unnecessary and burdensome regulations hampering the American economy. His action follows a meeting he had with what is known as the Business Roundtable, a conservative coalition of management executives formed to […]

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EEOC Training Institute Announces Schedule for 2017

The Office of Federal Operations (OFO) of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its 2017 Federal Training Course Calendar, which includes two new courses: Special Emphasis Program Management and Anti-Harassment Program Management. VIEW THE SCHEDULE

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