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The Proactive Employer is your source for the latest news and commentary on workplace issues, HR best practices, employment litgiation risk management and EEO compliance. Host Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., simplifies the complexities of today's business environment and engages listeners in discussions on key workplace challenges. Featuring conversations with leading policymakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts, The Proactive Employer focuses on issues of interest to HR professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsel, employment attorneys, and others interested in workplace issues in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to provide the information you need in a format you can use. We get past the rhetoric and reduce the noise to actionable items. At The Proactive Employer, we focus on the bottom line and give you the practical suggestions you need to become an employer of choice.

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As 2011 draws to a close, many of us will be reflecting on the year that was. We faced several challenges in terms of EEO compliance, employment practices litigation and regulatory compliance. It's likely that we'll face even more... more

Misclassification. It's a subject we've discussed before, and it's still one of the biggest hotspots for litigation and regulatory investigation. The Department of Labor has launched a Misclassification Initiative and is currently working on... more

Do you know how to properly account for holidays when calculating FMLA leave? As we approach the end of the year, employers will be confronted with this question as they recognize Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Day or even a... more

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) permits individuals to bring claims of disparate impact. An employer may be found liable for discrimination based on its use of policies and practices that appear to be neutral but have a... more

In recent months, the EEOC has been focusing on barriers to employment. The latest commission meeting focused on how to effectively eliminate barriers to employment for veterans with disabilities. Representatives from the Department... more

For those of us working in EEO compliance, human resources and employment law, we may not feel like there's much to be thankful for lately. Pending changes in the laws, aggressive enforcement strategies by the regulatory agencies,... more

Earlier this week, the United States District Court, District of Columbia ruled that a federal contractor will be required to produce additional compensation data as requested by OFCCP, even though the threshold tests commonly employed by... more

There's a war on wage theft. The Wage and Hour Division currently has more than 1,000 investigators, an increase of 40% since 2008. According to Nancy Leppink, WHD will never have enough resources to address every complaint or... more

According to an article appearing in CNN this week, some experts say yes, they are. Sexual harassment in the workplace is in the spotlight once again thanks to Republican Presidential Contender Herman Cain. Mr. Cain has recently been... more

You're a proactive employer, and are in the process of examining your compensation structure for internal pay equity. You've assembled and cleaned your data, the statistical models have been carefully constructed and the... more

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