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Oracle Underpaid People of Color and Women by More Than $400M: Department of Labor

Oracle's "suppression of pay for its non-white, non-male employees is so extreme that it persists and gets worse over long careers," according to a federal filing.

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The U.S. Department of Labor, in a federal filing on Tuesday, accused Oracle of underpaying thousands of people of color and women employees by more than $400 million. Employees with years of experience are paid as much as 25 percent less than their white male peers.

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Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights expressed its "grave concerns" about messages coming from the Trump administration.

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In a majority decision made by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, President Donald Trump's administration will be investigated for proposing cuts that will lead to a "dangerous reduction" of civil rights enforcement.

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Trump Administration to Weaken Workplace Discrimination Protections

The proposal would hinder the government from enforcing civil rights protections.

A budget cut proposal from the Trump administration would significantly impact the government's ability to protect America's civil rights laws, according to more than 70 civil rights activist groups.

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Google Accused of 'Systemic' Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

The discrimination "is quite extreme," even for a tech company, according to a report published last week.

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The Department of Labor has accused Google of severely discriminating against its female employees by paying them considerably less than their male counterparts, a report from The Guardian reveals.

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Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws from Consideration

Andrew Puzder, whose nomination has created controversy from the very start, withdrew one day before his confirmation hearing.

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President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration one day ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing.

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Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

The positions and past histories of Cabinet members leading the administration indicate a hostile environment for people with disabilities.

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People with disabilities are becoming increasing fearful of what life will look like under the new Trump administration, whose positions and proposed polices range from outright disregard for the disabled community to a reversion of significant advances made over recent decades.

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Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

The new rule, which has been temporarily delayed, could significantly hinder services provided to people with disabilities.

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By Frank Kineavy

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ODEP Promotes its Employment First Initiative

Employment First aims to put more people with disabilities in well-paying jobs with room for growth.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is working to push a growing movement, Employment First, and has been publicizing the initiative in light of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed.

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