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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Today, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission issued guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions, in order to educate and inform them about how the antitrust laws apply to their job responsibilities.  Labor competition is a type of competition that our antitrust laws protect.  The guidance issued today will help HR professionals learn about antitrust law so that they can conform to it and report potential violations.  By doing so, HR professionals can play an important role in protecting employees and consumers and ensuring the competitiveness of the employment marketplace.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month provides a chance to reflect on the progress achieved and the challenges that remain for people with disabilities around the country who can and want to work in the mainstream American economy.  In 1999, in Olmstead v. L.C., the Supreme Court ruled that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, “unjustified institutional isolation of persons with disabilities” constitutes discrimination, plain and simple.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Colleges and universities working to end sexual assault using best practices have a free, validated campus climate survey that will generate data about the exact nature and extent of sexual assault on their campuses.  This blog discusses the survey and associated best practices, including maintaining confidentiality and using the data to devise a long-term plan. This is the third in our series of articles about keeping campuses safe.