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Chicago janitorial services company will pay $3 million to settle suit for failing to recruit and hire African-Americans due to race bias

November 10th, 2010

A $3 million dollar consent decree entered resolves the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s Title VII litigation against janitorial services company Scrub, Inc. of Chicago, the agency was pleased to announce. The privately held company holds contracts to provide janitorial services at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
The Commission filed a lawsuit in 2009, alleging that Scrub [Read more...]

EEOC publishes final GINA regulations

November 10th, 2010

The EEOC’s final regulations implementing Title II of GINA were published in the November 9 Federal Register. Congress enacted Title II of GINA to protect job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members, and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information. Title II of GINA restricts covered entities’ deliberate acquisition of [Read more...]

SEC releases proposed rule on Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions

November 9th, 2010

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted unanimously to propose a whistleblower program to reward individuals who provide the agency with high-quality tips that lead to successful enforcement actions. According to the SEC’s statement on the proposal issued on November 3, the SEC’s proposed rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection [Read more...]

Survey finds 65 percent of North American workers depend on “work spouses” for advice, information and companionship

November 9th, 2010

A Captivate Network survey of more than 600 white-collar workers in major metropolitan markets in the U.S. and Canada found the lines between professional and personal lives are blurring—with “work spouses” serving as confidants on extremely personal issues. From health problems, to money matters to sex there are few topics not discussed by these close [Read more...]

MSPB rules against federal intern program; AFGE lauds ruling

November 8th, 2010

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)  ruled that the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) violates competitive hiring and veterans’ preference rules under Title 5, which provides that excepted service authority should be granted only for positions “for which it is not practicable to hold a competitive examination.” MSPB ruled that the FCIP is inconsistent with [Read more...]