Monthly Archives: December 2009

Update on the Franken Amendment

The Franken Amendment has passed the House and is expected to become law.  Under the amendment to next year’s appropriations bill, contractors doing more than $1,000,000 of business with the federal government must agree not to require arbitration, rather than court, claims of discrimination, sexual assault, and other employment claims.  Six months after the effective...
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Congress Sends More Resources to EEOC

The staffing levels at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suffered during the Bush administration.  With the latest funding bill passed last and this week by Congress, the EEOC will receive $23,000,000 for more investigators. When claims are filed by complainants, the agency typically offers a mediator to allow the parties to work out their differences quickly. ...
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