AA Insights: The Blog

17 Jan

Hormel Foods to pay $550K in back wages to 403 female applicants at Nebraska facility after OFCCP finds hiring discrimination

News Release Hormel Foods to pay $550K in back wages to 403 female applicants at Nebraska facility after US Labor Department finds hiring discrimination _______________________________________________________________________________________ Federal contractor resolves issues raised in compliance review   FREMONT, Neb. – Hormel Foods Corp. has agreed to hire 37 women with retroactive seniority and pay $550,000 in back wages

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17 Jan

OFCCP’s lawsuit alleges hiring discrimination at federal contractor’s beef-processing plant in Cactus, Texas

News Brief US Labor Department’s lawsuit alleges hiring discrimination at federal contractor’s beef-processing plant in Cactus, Texas _______________________________________________________________________________________ Complaint seeks back wages, jobs for applicants from JBS USA   Date of Action: Dec. 9, 2016 Type of Action: Lawsuit filed with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges Defendant(s): JBS USA Lux

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17 Jan

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. to settle OFCCP discrimination charges, pay $128K in back pay, interest to 20 black employees

News Release Ameriprise Financial, Inc. to settle discrimination charges, pay $128K in back pay, interest to 20 black employees ________________________________________________________________________________________ Investigation found federal contractor paid white workers more than black counterparts   MINNEAPOLIS – One of the nation’s leading financial planning companies discriminated in pay against black employees, an investigation by the U.S. Department of

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28 Nov

Chemonics International Inc. agrees to pay $482K to African-American applicants in OFCCP hiring discrimination case

News Release International development company Chemonics International Inc. agrees to pay $482K to African-American applicants in hiring discrimination case _______________________________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON – International development company and federal contractor Chemonics International Inc. has agreed to pay $482,243 in back wages, interest and benefits to 124 African-American applicants. The agreement settles U.S. Department of Labor findings that

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28 Nov

Tyson Foods to pay $1.6M to settle charges of systemic hiring discrimination with OFCCP

News Release Tyson Foods to pay $1.6M to settle charges of systemic hiring discrimination with US Department of Labor _______________________________________________________________________________________ Company will pay back wages, interest and benefits to more than 5,700 applicants   DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations of systemic hiring discrimination by one of the world’s largest food processing

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28 Nov

Genlyte Thomas Group will pay $275K to 51 women professional employees paid less than male counterparts following OFCCP investigation

News Release Genlyte Thomas Group will pay $275K to 51 women professional employees paid less than male counterparts following US Labor Department investigation _______________________________________________________________________________________ BOSTON – A federal contractor that manufactures “Lightolier” brand indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures has entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to resolve allegations

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28 Nov

OFCCP sues Massachusetts technology contractor for discriminatory pay practices against female employees

News Release US Department of Labor sues Massachusetts technology contractor for discriminatory pay practices against female employees ______________________________________________________________________________________ Compliance review finds discrimination in Analogic Corporation’s pay practices   BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit with the department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges alleging a Massachusetts technology manufacturer engaged in discriminatory

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03 Oct

EEOC to Collect Summary Pay Data

PRESS RELEASE 9-29-16 EEOC to Collect Summary Pay Data   First Collection Will Be in March 2018 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers. The new data will improve investigations of possible pay discrimination, which remains a

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03 Oct

OFCCP sues Silicon Valley tech company for discriminating against Asian job applicants

News Release US Department of Labor sues Silicon Valley tech company for discriminating against Asian job applicants ______________________________________________________________________________________   PALO ALTO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit charging that Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto technology company, discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants in its hiring process and selection procedures. Filed with

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03 Oct

Hewlett-Packard settles hiring discrimination case with OFCCP; agrees to pay $750K in back wages, interest to more than 500 Arkansas applicants

News Release Hewlett-Packard settles hiring discrimination case; agrees to pay $750K in back wages, interest to more than 500 Arkansas applicants _______________________________________________________________________________________ US Labor Department finds federal contractor denied opportunity to minority candidates   CONWAY, Ark. – Landing a job that pays an average of $50,000 a year with a household name in the information

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