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  • Contractors Should Note: Seventh Circuit Sets Up Sexual Orientation Split for SCOTUS
    by Jenny Goltz, Brian Bulger - May 19, 2017
    By now you have certainly heard of the landmark en banc opinion recently handed down by the Seventh Circuit in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit reversed its own precedent and became the first federal appellate court to rule that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. With this ruling, the Seventh Circuit has not only created a split with nearly every oth...
  • EEO-1 101: The Fundamentals of Employer Information Reports
    by Janet Lewis - May 19, 2017
    Whether or not the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) plan to revise EEO-1 reports to also require reporting of wages and hours worked ever comes to fruition, filing accurate EEO-1 reports is important—especially for federal contractors and subcontractors. Why is Accuracy Important? Employers are required to certify the accuracy of their EEO-1 reports and that they have been prepared in acc...
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
    by Judy Lindenberger - May 19, 2017
    April 4, 2017, was Equal Pay Day. The Equal Pay Act, which requires that men and women get equal pay for equal work, was enacted in 1963, more than 50 years ago. Yet, women in the United States earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. And the wage disparity is worse for women of color and Hispanic women. Why? To start, women need to understand how certain attitudes and behaviors may be hurting us. K...
  • Lessons from OFCCP's Settlement with Bank of America
    by Pamela Ploor - May 19, 2017
    The Department of Labor recently settled a nearly 25-year-old hiring discrimination case with NationsBank, which later merged with Bank of America. The settlement ends an audit the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) began on November 24, 1993. The bank agreed to pay $1 million in wages and interest to 1,027 African-American applicants for clerical, teller, and other positions. The settlement is a rem...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 5
    by Local JobNetwork™ - May 19, 2017
    Contractors Should Note: Seventh Circuit Sets Up Sexual Orientation Split for SCOTUS Topic: EEO By now you have certainly heard of the landmark en banc opinion recently handed down by the Seventh Circuit in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit reversed its own precedent and became the first federal...
  • What If Your Organization Gets Sued for Employment Testing? A Case Study of an EEO Employment Test Validation Suit: Smith vs. City of Boston - Part 2
    by Chris Atkinson - May 19, 2017
    In Part 1 we examined the court’s ruling on whether or not disparate impact had occurred. We will now examine the court’s ruling on the validity of the test. Court Ruling on Test Validity: Is It Job-Related and Consistent with Business Necessity? Since disparate impact was demonstrated, the second ruling of the case was whether the 2008 test was both job-related for the position of Boston Police Department (BPD) lieutena...
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Superstars
    by Marshall Goldsmith - May 17, 2017
    When giving feedback to your superstar performers, the key issue to recognize is that the “no news is good news” feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling them. Too often we assume that these individuals know how much we value their contributions and we take the lazy approach to providing feedback: “You know you’re doing a good job.” Or worse: “Write your own...
  • Cross-Company Innovation Addresses the Changing Nature of Work
    by Alexandra Levit - May 12, 2017
    As a long-time partner of Staples and Xerox, I just traveled to New York City to spend National Small Business Week with the two organizations, learning how they’re helping small business customers and entrepreneurs be more productive with the new multi-function self-serve machines in Staples stores across the country. By 2030, more than half of American professionals will no longer go to an office every day. Getting...
  • Lessons from Love-Focused Business
    by Steve Farber - May 11, 2017
    Love has always been good business. No, I’m not talking about the world’s oldest profession. That’s not love. I’m talking about the kind of love that leads to wedding bells – businesses that cater to people who want to find true love or who have found it and want to celebrate it. But what can those types of love-focused businesses teach us about how we can use love as a principle that shapes an...
  • Culture is an Important Dimension of the Differentiated Employee Experience
    by Alexandra Levit - May 10, 2017
    Last week, SilkRoad presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor. We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience throughout the lifecycle, and how design thinking, talent activation, and employer branding play into it. At the end of the session, Jennifer asked: How do you create an experience that&rs...