Tag: Department Of Labor

Trump Administration to Weaken Workplace Discrimination 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. The proposal would merge the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…

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

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. According to the publication, a regional director with the Labor Department stated in court there are “systemic compensation disparities against women…

Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws from Consideration

President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration one day ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing. “I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to…

Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

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. While President Donald Trump’s public mocking of a journalist’s…

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

By Frank Kineavy Photo: Shutterstock Providers for people with disabilities will be exempt from a new U.S. Department of Labor mandate that would have potentially hindered their services for the people who rely on them. The new rule, effective December 1, 2016, requires employers to provide their staff overtime pay…

ODEP Promotes its Employment First Initiative

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. Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who introduced the ADA to the senate and…