Tag: enforcement

What Is the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996?

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) is the law that is responsible for the immigration enforcement activities we have today. The general intent of the law was to increase the penalties for being in the United States illegally—in particular if the illegal immigrant committed any crime.

Settlement Amounts in DOL Enforcement Suits Declined Substantially in 2016, Report Says

Federal government enforcement lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—including those centered on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations—continued at an aggressive pace in 2016 but were less effective in terms of number of filings and recoveries when compared with previous years, according to annual report on workplace class action litigation.


Under Trump, EEOC Will Focus on Job Growth

While promising that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will retain its core values, President Trump’s pick for acting chair told employers Thursday that the commission will, at the president’s direction, focus on job growth.


Preventing Whistleblowers in the Workplace: OSHA Expands the Rights of Whistleblowers

by Kara M. Maciel, Esq. and Dan Deacon, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey  In part one of this article, we focused on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has become more aggressive in its whistleblower enforcement efforts. Together, the EEOC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have recently taken steps to make it […]

Recent Enforcement Cases Signal Continued Enforcement Focus on Pay, Hiring

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims against government contractors. Settlements cost ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to take […]

What is the E-RACE Initiative?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. Back in 2008, […]