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Study points to improvements in workplace equality, but disparity in pay and career advancement still exists for diverse segments

June 10th, 2011

Over the last few decades, the makeup of the US civilian labor force has changed significantly with women accounting for half of all workers and companies becoming both racially and ethnically diverse. The survey findings point to continued inequalities between diverse and non-diverse segments in pay, career advancement and feelings of discrimination. Women and Hispanic [Read more...]


Hawaii veterinary clinic to pay $101,000 to settle suit for sexual- and gender- based harassment, reprisal

June 10th, 2011

East Hawaii Veterinary Center, LLC, a veterinary clinic in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, will pay $101,000 and furnish other relief to settle a Title VII sexual- and gender-based harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to an agency statement on June 7, 2011.
The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that [Read more...]


OFCCP seeking extension of current construction contractor requirements

June 9th, 2011

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is seeking a three-year extension, without change, to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the current recordkeeping and reporting requirements for federal construction contractors. Notice of this information collection request was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2011 (76 FR 33372-33374). The [Read more...]


Five rules of employee engagement, which experts say is key to wellness program success

June 9th, 2011

Henry Albrecht, CEO of Limeade, Inc., suggests that no matter an employer’s goals for the company wellness program, without employee engagement, the program will fail. “Employee engagement is the holy grail of well-being, health, and productivity programs,” says Albrecht. “Employers that have achieved real returns from wellness programs recognize the role of engagement –not just [Read more...]


National retailer will pay nearly a quarter million dollars to settle EEOC reverse race bias suit

June 8th, 2011

Ohio-based Dots, Inc., a national women’s off-priced clothing retailer, will pay $246,500 and furnish other relief to settle a Title VII reverse race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to an agency statement on June 3, 2011. The commission’s class suit alleged that Dots’ Merrillville, Indiana clothing store denied [Read more...]