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EEOC approves strategic plan through 2016

February 24th, 2012

On February 22, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 4-1 to approve its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. The plan creates a framework for accomplishing its mission to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination. The EEOC will begin implementing the new plan in March 2012.
The plan focuses on three strategic objectives: [Read more...]


DOL approves Model FMLA Forms through 2015

February 24th, 2012

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget to continue using the WHD’s FMLA model forms with no changes. The approval extends to Feb. 28, 2015. These forms had expired as of Dec. 31, 2011.
The forms that have been updated are as follows:

WH-380-E: Certification of Health [Read more...]


Ready Mix USA to pay $400,000 to settle EEOC charges that class of black employees subjected to noose display and racial slurs

February 23rd, 2012

Ready Mix USA, a major cement and concrete products company, will pay $400,000 and furnish other relief to settle in which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged racial harassment, the agency announced on February 21, 2012. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Ready Mix USA LLC, doing business as Couch Ready Mix USA [Read more...]


SHRM criticizes proposed rule modifying federal contractors’ affirmative action plans

February 23rd, 2012

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has criticized a proposal by the DOL to modify federal contractors’ affirmative action plans, calling it a “burden” that will likely increase the contractors’ costs without guaranteeing expanded opportunities for people with disabilities.
SHRM’s complaint was part of its comments submitted on February 21 to the Office of Federal [Read more...]


Resolutions introduced in House and Senate to block NLRB election rules

February 22nd, 2012

On Thursday, February 16, legislation was introduced in both chambers of the U.S. Congress that would, if enacted, block the recently announced changes to the NLRB’s election processes. House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-Minn) and Representatives Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn) introduced H.J. Res. 103 in the House under the [Read more...]