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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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Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials... does it really make a difference in the workplace? It seems like we've been talking about this question for ages, and everyone has an opinion. While there are some common themes that transcend... more

Back in May, the OFCCP proposed some pretty significant changes to its scheduling letter and itemized listing. The comment period on these changes was open until July 11, and numerous commenters expressed serious concern over... more

Whenever we make a comparison among employees - for Affirmative Action Plans, in the context of litigation, for internal analysis, or just making selection decisions - it's important that to get the groupings right. Typically, similarly... more

Taking a proactive stance on equal employment opportunity compliance is critical for businesses to succeed in the 21st Century. Too often we only think about EEO compliance after the fact - when a complaint is filed with the EEOC, when we... more

What's on the minds of HR practitioners these days? What are the key issues keeping them up at night? In this installment, we'll be talking about some of the hot topics in HR right now. We'll be recapping the Pennsylvania SHRM state... more

We've gotten used to seeing some big numbers in EEOC litigation. But the latest big number - $2.6 million in attorneys' fees, costs and expenses - comes with a twist. This time, it will be coming out of the EEOC's pocket. A Michigan federal... more

When evaluating the economic damages in wrongful termination litigation, the central question being addressed consists of two components: (1) what is the likely compensation that the individual would have earned but for the alleged... more

The economic forecasters are telling us that the recovery is underway, but many businesses are still struggling. Unfortunately some organizations may need to adjust the size of their workforces to not only remain profitable but to remain... more

The wait is over… OFCCP has published the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the compensation data collection tool. According to the ANPRM, the purpose of the new tool is to provide insight into potential problems of pay... more

Compliance took over New Orleans last week as the 2011 Industry Liaison Conference marched into town. On July 27, OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu delivered a keynote address. She discussed the Agency's renewed commitment... more

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