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Supreme Court Issues Important Affirmative Action And Employment Law Decisions

Posted in Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law

This week the Supreme Court issued three decisions that may significantly impact federal contractors and other employers: In Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 11-345 (U.S. June 24, 2013), the Supreme Court held that a university admissions program using racial categories must survive “strict scrutiny” review.  In other words, a university must show that no… Continue Reading

Three California Contractors Fined a Total of $1.8 Million For Willful Violation of CA Wage, Apprenticeship Laws

Posted in Labor Law

As reported in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, three contractors were found by the California Labor Commissioner to have “willfully” violated state wage and apprenticeship laws.  The contractors were ordered to pay over $1.8 million in back wages, apprenticeship funds, fines and penalties. The Labor Commissioner’s office, also known as the Division of Labor… Continue Reading

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced Again

Posted in Discrimination, Employment Law

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) was introduced on April 25 as S-815.  A companion bill HR 1755 was introduced in the House.  The legislation prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  Notwithstanding 39 Senate sponsors or co-sponsors, passage will be difficult.  Similar measures have been introduced in almost every Congress since 1994.  The… Continue Reading