Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a new bill this week called the Equal Employment for All Act, designed to end the common practice of using credit reports to screen out applicants for jobs. The proposed law The law would broadly forbid using or procuring a credit report, regardless of the applicant’s consent. ...
Category Archives: Economic situation
More than a year has passed since I’ve updated this blog. Employment developments have occurred in that time, naturally, but for various reasons I have been quiet. Now it appears that the pace of change will increase. Laws and regulations put into place during eight years of a Democratic administration are at risk. In addition,...Read more
As of this writing, we are in day four of the government shutdown. Employees in all sorts of agencies are furloughed, may or may not get back pay when they return, and are not supposed to work from home. But deadlines don’t go away, so employees who need to file charges of discrimination, whistleblower complaints,...Read more
Today, former Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Thomas Perez passed Senate scrutiny and will be the new national Secretary of Labor. Secretary Perez was at the center of the Senate controversy over the partisan use of the filibuster threat. Yesterday the Senate voted 60-40 to end the filibuster against the calling of the...Read more