HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: EEOC And Labor Department Team Up their Enforcement Efforts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor have announced plans to share information and resources in enforcing anti-discrimination laws. Among other things, staff in the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division will be trained to detect violations of equal pay laws and share their findings with the EEOC. The agencies tout the new arrangement as an efficiency booster, but it also could lead to an increase in the number of discrimination charges as information about an employer reported to one department is relayed to the other for additional investigation.