Professional Endodontics to Pay $47,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

A Southfield, Mich.-based oral surgery practice will pay $47,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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Revised Equal Pay Data Rule Issued by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised version of its proposal to expand pay data collection from federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers on July 14, 2016. The revised proposal extends the date...

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Flexibility and Fair Pay – You Can Have Both

Remarkable technological, economic and cultural changes have had a profound impact on the economy and the workforce in recent years, spawning new industries and revolutionizing old ones. As the American workplace continues to evolve, one of its most valued benefits...

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EEOC Announces Proposed Rule to Collect Pay Data from Employers

On Friday, January 29, 2016 the EEOC made an announcement proposing a revision to the EEO-1 Report that would require employers to report to the federal government the number of hours worked and summary pay (that will be grouped in...

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Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Better Data Equals Greater Pay EqualityBy Secretary Tom Perez, Jenny R. Yang and Valerie Jarrett on January 29, 2016 Credit: Ben Bloom via Getty ImagesFederal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in...

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Removing Language Barriers for Working Americans

Let’s face it − navigating government services and benefits can be tough. And for those individuals whose primary language isn’t English, the process can be even more daunting. At the Department of Labor, one of our responsibilities is to ensure...

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“Ban the Box”: Good for People with Disabilities

Over the past few years, a growing list of city, state and local governments; organizations; and private companies have come forward to support “Ban the Box.” It’s an initiative to persuade employers to remove the question “Have you been convicted?”...

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By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Last week I spoke to a room full of airmen in San Antonio, some of whom will soon transition into the civilian workforce. I told them about our great Department of Labor employment workshop that is part of the Transition...

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Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

Editor’s Note: This has been cross-posted from the Washington Post online. You can view the original here. In January 1987, I sat down at a word processor in my small office at the National Council on Disability and began writing...

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ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Two milestones are converging this month. July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, which has made significant improvement in the lives of people with disabilities. July also is the first anniversary of the...

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DOL proposes critical updates to sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposal to clarify federal contractors' requirements to prohibit sex discrimination. The recommended changes would revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and societal changes...

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