Title VII Claims: How the Fifth Circuit Decision & EEOC AI Case Impact Employers

Title VII Claims

A Fifth Circuit decision in the Federal Court of Appeals has sent shockwaves through employers in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. The “historically conservative and employer-friendly” circuit ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a Title VII claims case, Hamilton v. Dallas County.  Three decades of legal precedent have been overturned, making it easier for employees…

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OFCCP to Release EEO-1 Type 2 Reports in 2023

EEO-1 Reports

Beginning in the new year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will release several years’ worth of federal contractors’ EEO-1 type 2 reports. Employers were given a deadline of October 19, 2022, to object to the release of this data. If you believe there is an error and that your company is exempt…

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OFCCP To Release Federal Contractor EEO-1 Reports

EEO-1 Report

On August 19, 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) gave notice regarding a request to release federal contractors’ EEO-1 report data. Below we dive into the specifics of the request, which organizations it applies to, and what to do to prepare. Why is the OFCCP requesting EEO-1 report data? The Center for…

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California Firm Esri Reaches $2.3 Million Pay Discrimination Settlement

Pay discrimination

Despite continuous legislative and social efforts aimed at closing the gender pay gap, pay discrimination persists. The latest organization to learn the value of a pay equity audit the hard way is Esri. The technology company based out of California reached a settlement with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)…

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Federal Agencies Kick-off HIRE Program to Promote DEI&A


Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP ) launched their partnership program to ensure workplace equity – the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE).  According to the official fact sheet, “HIRE is a multi-year collaborative effort chaired by EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and OFCCP Director Jenny…

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EEOC’s FY 2021 Activity and the Future of Pay Equity Enforcement


The 2022 fiscal year is shaping up to be busy for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The agency experienced a boost in activity at the end of 2021 according to its Agency Financial Report, indicating the enforcement lull it experienced in 2020 is over. A message from EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows affirms the…

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McDonald’s Paves the Way With DEI Data Transparency

DEI Data Transparency

McDonald’s is laying the groundwork for universal pay equity measures nationwide with new commitments to disclose diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data. This move is a breakthrough for pay equity advocacy and signifies a significant cultural leap toward workforce transparency. Below we’ve outlined McDonald’s commitments, how the company could further advance its DEI efforts, and…

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OFCCP Releases 2021 CSAL Schedule


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for the 2021 fiscal year. Included in the list are 750 federal contractor and subcontractor establishments that will be audited by the OFCCP. Of the 750 total audits, there will be 668 establishment reviews, 19…

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Rhode Island’s New Pay Equity Law at a Glance

Pay Equity

Rhode Island is joining the wave of pay equity legislation growing across the country with the passage of its Senate Bill S0270. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the law aims to ensure fairness in compensation for all employees and offers recourse for workers who have experienced wage discrimination from their employers. Below we have outlined what…

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New EEOC Chair Proclaims Pay Equity ‘Front and Center’


Everywhere you turn, organizations, individual states, countries all over the world, and federal governments are proclaiming focus to achieve pay equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. The latest to voice the sentiment is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Charlotte A. Burrows. Burrows was appointed by Biden in January 2021 and is the EEOC’s…

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