Archive for October 2016

EEOC update Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021

updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The previous plan ran through 2012-2016. The new strategies continue to integrate all components of EEOC’s private, public, and federal sector enforcement, to have a sustainable impact in advancing equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination in the workplace. “This SEP builds on the EEOC’s progress in…

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Full background checks now required for Uber and Lyft drivers in CA

Uber paid a $7.5 million fine amidst claims that they used background checks on drivers without applicants’ knowledge or authorization to make hiring decisions. Just a few months earlier they had settled a case in California for $10 million over the quality of their checks. And a few months prior to that, another background check lawsuit…

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September 2016 employment: US adds 156,000 jobs

The Employment Situation‘ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September 2016. The unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons sat at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million respectively. The labor force participation rate in September rose to 62.9 percent and, over the last 12 months, more…

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EEOC releases new online resource center for small businesses

new online resource center designed to help small business owners comply with the laws enforced by EEOC. The online resource intends to act as a one-stop shop for small businesses, where they can find information on federal employment anti-discrimination laws. There are also answers to frequently asked questions, guidance in making employment decisions, and tips…

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