OFCCP Proposes Rule to Modify Enforcement Process for Employee Discrimination

OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is taking steps to strengthen its pay equity enforcement strategy. On March 22, 2022, the OFCCP published a notice of proposed rulemaking aimed primarily at reversing regulations created under the Trump administration in 2020. The existing regulations require OFCCP to issue contractors a predetermination notice prior to…

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Illinois SB 1480 Equal Pay Law Takes Effect Next Month

Illinois SB 1480

First signed into law March 23, 2021, Illinois SB 1480 and the amended SB 1487 create sweeping new pay equity requirements for employees of the prairie state.  SB 1480 amends several laws already in place, including the state’s Equal Pay Act, the Illinois Business Corporation Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. Importantly, Illinois SB…

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A Glimpse Inside Tesla’s $137 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Tesla Discrimination Lawsuit

Earlier this month, Tesla lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee to the tune of $137 million. The case includes a hostile work environment and racial harassment lawsuit brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, according to an article in The Washington Post. “Tesla’s progressive image was a facade papering over its…

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DOE Says Title IX Protects Against LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Title IX

A new document from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office for Civil Rights, brings big changes for educational organizations concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.  The Notice of Interpretation signaled a new DOE interpretation of Title IX’s declaration that no educational program (public or private) receiving…

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Equal Pay Movement Gaining Momentum in U.S.

To see how far the interest in equal pay has grown, you can look no further than a high school women’s soccer team in Burlington, Vermont. Earlier this month, during a women’s soccer game between the Burlington High School Seahorses and South Burlington Wolves, yellow cards were issued to four Seahorse players for celebrating after…

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EEOC Enforcements Efforts Focus on Sexual Harassment [Update]

EEOC Enforcements Efforts Focus on Sexual Harassment

Fiscal year 2018 saw the most enforcement litigation activity by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) than any year in the agency’s history since it was formed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those organizations that thought the level of EEOC enforcement activity would be slowing down under a Trump Administration may…

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