Similarly Situated in Compensation
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Apr, 2014
In hiring, termination and promotion cases, the analysis examines each step of the decision making process to determine who should have been equally likely to be selected for the particular employment event. For example, in hiring at each stage you look at who remained eligible to progress to the next stage. Ultimately, the investigation should arrive at the final stage where selection rates of the remaining eligible individua...
There’s More Than Equal Pay On The Presidential Agenda This Year
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Apr, 2014
Earlier this month, President Obama proclaimed April 8, 2014 to be National Equal Pay Day – the day that indicates how far into 2014 a woman must work in order to earn the same amount that men did in 2013. On the heels of that proclamation, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to propose rules that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit summary data...
OFCCP’s Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) - Can it be Improved?
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Apr, 2014
On page 48 of the July 2013 Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) the OFCCP describes its methodology for calculating the impact ratio and how the compliance officers (CO) are supposed to use the results of the impact ratio analyses: Although related, a CO must not confuse adverse IRAs with the term "adverse impact." The Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) is a method for identifying personnel activity that should be investig...
OFCCP TRICARE ENFORCEMENT: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?
by Cara Crotty, Esq. - Apr, 2014
When thinking about the new developments in the OFCCP’s jurisdictional dispute with TRICARE network providers, the old adage about March weather came to mind. (The crazy spring weather we are experiencing probably also had something to do with prompting the analogy). In case you are not familiar with this ongoing saga, let me provide some history. OFCCP sues Florida Hospital The OFCCP filed an administrative complain...
Multi-Prong Approach to Changing the Culture of Self-Identifying as an IWD
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Apr, 2014
In this article I use the terms “individuals with a disability” (IWD - IWDs) or “persons with a disability” (PWD – PWDs) interchangeably. Before we can expect individuals with a disability to openly communicate, through the self-identification process, their disability and possibility a need for an accommodation, we must show them that the information will not be viewed or used in a negative way. In order to do this,...
When Are You Too Old to Take an Internship?
by Adrienne Erin - Apr, 2014
Finding a job is one of the steps that many adults must take once they finish their education. However, getting that job is another matter. You may have gotten your bachelor’s degree, but that’s no longer a guarantee for a job offer. Even if you’re switching careers, the work experience you had in the past may be inapplicable now. Then there’s the nasty Catch-22 present with many jobs: it’s listed as entry-level but require...
How to Lose a Job in 10 Days
by Mindy Thomas - Apr, 2014
I never cease to be amazed how the same people who can talk themselves into a new job can also walk themselves out of that very same job. First impressions may be important, but so are second ones! Following are eight fatal mistakes to avoid when you have a job offer signed, sealed, and delivered: 1. Showing up late for training. A millennial client of mine who just landed a job with a bank recently told me that 3 out...
De-mystifying LinkedIn Keywords
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2014
If you want to get found by recruiters on LinkedIn you have to know a thing or two about using keywords. Keywords are relevant terms found within your profile that will make it easy for recruiters to find you when they are searching for certain words or phrases. Think of it is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for LinkedIn. Some really effective places for LinkedIn keywords are within the headline, in job descriptions a...
Why Your Executive Resume and LinkedIn Profile Should NOT Be Identical
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2014
It's such a commonplace mistake, and it is one that is incredibly easy for job seekers to make. After all, LinkedIn looks like a great site for inputting your resume data. Yet, if your LinkedIn page is just a copy of your resume, you are actually making a huge miscalculation. Your LinkedIn page is your opportunity to stand out to a recruiter who already has your resume in his or her hand. It's also a place to network with like...
Are You a Workaholic? Balancing Work and Home
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
To say that my life has been hectic over the past several years is an understatement – I've always thrived in a fast-paced environment where I'm moving at break-neck speed. However, when I started feeling chronically overwhelmed, and friends and family started using my name in the same sentence as the 'W' word – workaholic – I decided I needed to take a closer look at my work/life balance to determine whether my schedule was...
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