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Revised Equal Pay Data Rule Issued by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised version of its proposal to expand pay data collection from federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers on July 14, 2016. The revised proposal extends the date date of the 1st required EEO-1 report to incorporate W-2 wage and salary reports.Initially published [...]

2016-07-16T19:25:27+00:00 July 16th, 2016|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Revised Equal Pay Data Rule Issued by EEOC

Flexibility and Fair Pay – You Can Have Both

Remarkable technological, economic and cultural changes have had a profound impact on the economy and the workforce in recent years, spawning new industries and revolutionizing old ones. As the American workplace continues to evolve, one of its most valued benefits is flexibility – a feature demanded by the modern workforce. Never before have workers had [...]

2017-01-12T09:38:59+00:00 February 18th, 2016|EEOC News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on Flexibility and Fair Pay – You Can Have Both

EEOC Announces Proposed Rule to Collect Pay Data from Employers

On Friday, January 29, 2016 the EEOC made an announcement proposing a revision to the EEO-1 Report that would require employers to report to the federal government the number of hours worked and summary pay (that will be grouped in “pay bands” established by the EEOC) broken down by gender, ethnicity and race. The additional [...]

2017-01-12T09:38:59+00:00 February 10th, 2016|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on EEOC Announces Proposed Rule to Collect Pay Data from Employers

Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Better Data Equals Greater Pay EqualityBy Secretary Tom Perez, Jenny R. Yang and Valerie Jarrett on January 29, 2016 Credit: Ben Bloom via Getty ImagesFederal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in the American workplace − because of their sex, race or ethnicity − don’t get equal pay [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:00+00:00 January 29th, 2016|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Removing Language Barriers for Working Americans

Let’s face it − navigating government services and benefits can be tough. And for those individuals whose primary language isn’t English, the process can be even more daunting. At the Department of Labor, one of our responsibilities is to ensure that the rights of all workers are protected, including those considered limited English proficient (known [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:01+00:00 January 19th, 2016|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Removing Language Barriers for Working Americans

“Ban the Box”: Good for People with Disabilities

Over the past few years, a growing list of city, state and local governments; organizations; and private companies have come forward to support “Ban the Box.” It’s an initiative to persuade employers to remove the question “Have you been convicted?” from job applications and delay that inquiry until the final stages of the hiring process. [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:01+00:00 November 10th, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on “Ban the Box”: Good for People with Disabilities

By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Last week I spoke to a room full of airmen in San Antonio, some of whom will soon transition into the civilian workforce. I told them about our great Department of Labor employment workshop that is part of the Transition Assistance Program, as well as the many employment workshops and services we provide at nearly [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:02+00:00 September 6th, 2015|EEOC News, OFCCP News, Vets News|Comments Off on By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

Editor’s Note: This has been cross-posted from the Washington Post online. You can view the original here. In January 1987, I sat down at a word processor in my small office at the National Council on Disability and began writing the first draft of a bill. NCD published my draft of the Americans with Disabilities [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:04+00:00 July 29th, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Two milestones are converging this month. July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, which has made significant improvement in the lives of people with disabilities. July also is the first anniversary of the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a major bipartisan accomplishment and the first [...]

2017-01-12T09:39:04+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities