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CFPB’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion issues second annual report

The CFPB’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) has issued its second annual report to Congress covering the OMWI’s activities in 2013. The Dodd-Frank Act required the CFPB and various other federal agencies...more

CFPB employee testifies at House hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination

At yesterday’s hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination conducted by the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, a CFPB employee is reported to have testified that the agency...more

CFPB extends diversity standards proposal comment period

The CFPB has extended the period for filing comments on its proposed policy statement establishing standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of regulated entities relating to employment and contracting with...more

E-Cigarettes Test Workplace Smoking Policies

E-Cigarettes Test Workplace Smoking Policies by Donald M. Pepe on September 25, 2013 New York and New Jersey both prohibit “smoking” in the workplace. However, the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes poses new...more

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002 Section 806 -- Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud

"Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies.--No company with a class of securities registered under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l), or that is required to file...more

Medical Marijuana and Work: Where We Stand Now

It’s been nearly two months since Connecticut’s “medical marijuana” law became effective. Yet many employers have been blissfully ignorant about what the law provides, perhaps because Connecticut does not yet have a...more

Federal Contractor Settles Discrimination Claims for 2M

The DOL looks to be taking a chapter straight from the EEOC’s playbook, using its enforcement authority over federal contractors to allege discrimination by challenging the impact of background screening programs....more

How should I prepare before filing a lawsuit?

If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more

Will Disqualifying Job Candidates Based on Their Current Unemployment Soon be Prohibited.

The article reviews a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission initiative to evaluate whether excluding a job applicant from consideration for a job, because the applicant is unemployed, results in a disparate impact on...more

Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Which Government Agency Should An Age Discrimination Attorney Choose?

For California age discrimination lawyers and those discriminated against because of their age, there is a wide choice of government agencies at which to file an age discrimination complaint. With the list of acronyms for...more

Legal Alert: Legislation Prohibiting Employment-Related Predispute Arbitration Agreements Introduced In Congress

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would make predispute arbitration agreements in employment, consumer, and franchise disputes and disputes arising under civil rights statutes unenforceable. The legislation...more

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