AA Insights: The Blog

07 Dec

Employers Gain Access to Database to Recruit Workers with Disabilities

News Release ODEP News Release: [12/07/2010] Contact Name: Clarisse Young or Bennett Gamble Phone Number: (202) 693-5051 or x4667 Release Number: 10-1705-NAT Employers gain access to database to recruit workers with disabilities Resource made available by US Labor Department WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, in collaboration with the

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24 Nov

OFCCP sues Meyer Tool Inc. for systemic discrimination against African-Americans

News Release OFCCP News Release: [11/23/2010] Contact Name: Rhonda Burke or Scott Allen Phone Number: (312) 353-6976 Release Number: 10-1605-CHI US Department of Labor sues Meyer Tool Inc. for systemic discrimination against African-Americans Complaint seeks remedies for affected machinist applicants CINCINNATI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has filed

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18 Nov

Paycheck Fairness Act Not Passed in Senate

The Paycheck Fairness Act by a vote of 58-41, did not have the 60 votes required to move forward in the Senate.  In response, the Secretary of Labor stated on the DOL blog today “I am deeply disappointed that the Senate did not pass this important piece of legislation, but the issue of pay equity

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09 Nov

USBLN® Releases Three Toolkits to Assist Affiliates and Employer Members Engage Students with Disabilities

USBLN® Releases Three Toolkits to Assist Affiliates and Employer Members Engage Students with Disabilities For Immediate Release November 9, 2010 Contact: Gary Goosman Phone: 202-349-4259 gary@usbln.org WASHINGTON, DC (November 9, 2010) – The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) has released three new toolkits aimed at creating quality connections between USBLN® affiliates, employers, and students with

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08 Nov

The Monday Retweet – The Week of October 29th, 2010

My tweets the week of October 29th: OFCCP Proposes an Ambitious Agenda, But Congress May Affect Plans, Speaker Says http://bit.ly/aNaoet No Accountability? 21% of Federal Agencies Don’t Submit EEO Reports – DiversityInc.com http://t.co/NQuU9Gz RT @Labor_Law JDSupra: Legal Alert: Hospital’s Participation in TRICARE Subjects it to Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Obl… http://bit.ly/aRjHsI NELI AA – OFCCP

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03 Nov

EEOC Public Meeting Explores the Use of Credit Histories as Employee Selection Criteria

PRESS RELEASE 10-20-10 EEOC Public Meeting Explores the Use of Credit Histories as Employee Selection Criteria Growing Practice Can Have Disparate Impact on African-Americans, Latinos; Are Not Predictive of Job Performance, Some Witnesses Say WASHINGTON—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public Commission meeting today to hear testimony from representatives of various stakeholder

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01 Nov

The Monday Retweet – The Week of October 25th, 2010

My tweets the week of October 25th: Jim Higgins – WARNING! The Door Of Discrimination Swings Both Ways http://bit.ly/bPwsXS RT @ProactiveStats This Fri on TheProactiveEmployer: Developing a Performance Mgmt System That Works with @HamptonCM http://bit.ly/dxr1Sa Affirmative Action Alerts: Jim Higgins – Revising the Americans With Disabili… http://t.co/yJalGxM Legislation Proposes Increased Equal Pay Protections http://t.co/Sp5CUbo via

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29 Oct

US Department of Labor Launches Veterans Hiring Toolkit for Employers

News Release VETS News Release: [10/28/2010] Contact Name: Jesse Lawder or Bennett Gamble Phone Number: (202) 693-4659 or x4667 Release Number: 10-1503-NAT US Department of Labor launches Veterans Hiring Toolkit for employers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for

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27 Oct

OFCCP Regulatory Agenda Update

OFCCP promised us “a major effort to revise the regulations under the laws and Executive Orders it oversees in order to eliminate discrimination and enhance the opportunity for all workers to realize the goal of ‘Good Jobs for Everyone’.” Here is the latest: Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received from the OFCCP on October

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