Learn Best Practices for Analyzing Your AAP with Berkshire and DirectEmployers During Free Webinar

Posted by January Mallory on July 11 2018

Register to attend this free webinar with Andrea Csordás, a seasoned HR Consultant, on the important aspects of AAP self-monitoring hosted by DirectEmployers.

OFCCP Settles with Large Diagnostics Firm

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on July 2 2018

In June 2018, OFCCP entered into a conciliation agreement with Roche Diagnostics Corporation to settle allegations that the company failed to provide equal employment opportunity for African-American applicants based on race at the Indianapolis, IN facility. The agency alleges this discrimination occurred between March 2011 and March 2013, specifically for Material Handling and Production Technician positions. The conciliation agreement details that the agency’s analysis found adverse impact in hiring against a total of 626 African-American applicants, with a shortfall of five African-American hires for Material Handling positions and three African-American hires for Production Technician positions.

EEOC Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on July 2 2018

Last week, the EEOC issued a study of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which implemented in June 1968. The ADEA was among the latter pieces of legislation addressing civil rights for employees in the 1960s.

The EEOC finds the ADEA has eliminated overt age discrimination, however, it remains common—described as an “open secret”—across industries and geographic regions of the US. The report takes aim at false assumptions about older workers, particularly regarding the diversity, education, and work ethic of the older generation.

Trump Administration Proposes Departments of Labor and Education Merger

Posted by Brian LaCour on June 22 2018

As a part of continuing effort to remake the federal government, the Trump Administration proposed a merger of the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Education (DOE) into a new “Department of Education and the Workforce.”

Update: Philadelphia Salary History Ban

Posted by Suzanne Keys, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant on June 8 2018

At the end of April, we reported that U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg issued a preliminary injunction regarding a City of Philadelphia ordinance, which prevents employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history and using those salary histories to set wages. Judge Goldberg struck down the provision that employers are not able to ask about a job applicant’s prior salary. He indicated there is insufficient evidence that a worker disclosing a salary that may be the result of past discrimination would mean the prospective employer would offer a lower wage. The City did not sufficiently address if lower wages could be the result of non-discriminatory factors such as qualifications or experience, and thus, he ruled it is acceptable for employers to request salary history.

Targeted Social Media Employment Ads Might be Discriminatory

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on June 8 2018

In December 2017, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed a lawsuit against several big businesses alleging age discrimination with the use of their social media advertising. Just recently the CWA added more companies to their list. The December suit named Amazon, T-Mobile, Cox Communications, and Cox Media Group. The recent amendment included Ikea and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Recent OFCCP Agreement with Meadowmere/Mitchell Manor

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on June 1 2018

In May 2018, OFCCP entered into a conciliation agreement with Five Star Quality Care (dba Meadowmere and Mitchell Manor) to settle allegations that the contractor failed to hire African-American applicants for Dietary Aides at their West Allis, WI facility. The agency analyzed Meadowmere/Mitchell Manor’s applicant and hiring data during the period of October 2011 through October 2013 and found the contractor’s selection process was ‘subjective and non-uniform’ which resulted in the disproportionate non-selection of African-American Dietary Aide applicants.

Learn Best Practices for AAP Self-Monitoring with Berkshire and LocalJobNetwork

Posted by January Mallory on May 31 2018

Register to attend this timely webinar with Andrea Csordás, a seasoned HR Consultant, on the important aspects of AAP self-monitoring hosted by LocalJobNetwork.

OFCCP Extends TRICARE Until 2021

Posted by Kelly Andrews, PHR, SHRM-CP on May 25 2018

On May 18, the Department of Labor issued a press announcement about the publication of a new OFCCP Directive. The Directive extends the enforcement moratorium related to Affirmative Action obligations of TRICARE providers for two years. The freeze has been in effect for four years, and will now expire on May 7, 2021. The original extension was set to end in May 2019. The extension also applies to Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP) providers.

Fox News Pays $10 Million in Recent Discrimination Case

Posted by January Mallory on May 18 2018

Parent company, 21st Century Fox has agreed to pay $10 million in settlements for 18 former employees following claims of alleged sexual harassment and racial discrimination. After rounds of mediation both Fox and the plaintiff’s attorneys released a statement announcing the settlement.