Enforcement

Advocate for increased appropriations for enforcement

USDOL must work with the Biden administration and Congress to significantly increase funding for labor standards enforcement. Significant increases in funding and obtaining approval for new types of investments, such as grant programs to support strategic enforcement in partnership with community organizations, are critical to improving access and equity in the Department's work.  Please see the attached document for... more »

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Discrimination trending idea

I recently had discrimination along with other issues with a company I had worked for for 14 years and had a case against them. Well I was informed that I couldn't file a few of issues against the employer because of the amount of employees. I don't care if you have 1 employee or 500 employees discrimination is discrimination and with laws like that in place employers know they can get away with treating those employees... more »

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The ADEA and age discrimination

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How is it that we have a law to avoid age discrimination but every application for employment is allowed to ask the date you graduated and other questions that tell your age? This only allows employers to discriminate without tell-tale signs. All dates should be banned from all employer application processes. Educational Institutions can verify graduation without dates. 

You cannot enforce a law that denies discrimination,... more »

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Investigate Third-Party Complaints

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The DOL is making enforcement of federal laws impossible by refusing to investigate third-party complaints regarding wage and hour violations/timekeeping violations.  Even though the complainant has not personally experienced a timekeeping violation does not mean it has not occurred.  Many employees, especially those who are at-will employees, are afraid to bring forth a complaint for fear of losing their jobs and benefits. ... more »

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Protect Immigrant Survivors of Workplace Sexual Assault

Immigrant women and girls performing essential work in agriculture, the caring economy, cleaning services, and other jobs tend to be low-paid and isolated. Many are taken advantage of due to their immigration status, lack of English proficiency, and lack of awareness about rights and resources. For example, farmworker women and girls suffer sexual harassment and assault at alarming rates. One of the first studies conducted... more »

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Fair Wage Complainant Protection

Home care workers need a safe and effective way to report wage theft and unfair wage practices. Due to the isolative nature of home care employment through third company employers, workers have no formal path to sharing their concerns with fellow workers or seeking relief in a way that protects them from employer retribution. DOL needs resources to support the states in following through with investigations and hold employers... more »

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Promotions are not a popularity competition

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Please figure out a way to clean up this mess. There are too many people who get promoted because they make themselves popular among promoting authorities. Yet these people do not have the skills to manage a group of people and so that is where favoritism happens which is also a problem to meeting your equality agenda. These people favor the people that are not struggling and are making that persons metrics look impressionable.... more »

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Harassment in the Workplace

Too many times, any sort of harassment that happens in the workplace gets brushed aside. Still to this day, comments towards others gets brushed off with a laugh because too many employees and employers think nothing of the nature of their statements. And, when employees do go to their higher ups, they are told to either grow thicker skin, or that what might have taken place was not important due to the amount of money... more »

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Address Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Assault

DOL should have updated workplace policies to prevent and address domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment in the workplace, building on prior Presidential Memorandum ("Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce") issued April 18, 2012. DOL should ensure that federal contractors develop and implement similar workplace policies, including in particular employers who... more »

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Federal Law protecting LGBTQ frm Discrimination in Workplace

Equality ACT needs to pass both houses to protect lgbtq people from being denied or fired from employment on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity and gender expression.  There is currently NO protections in all 50 states.  The United States Commission on Civil Rights is in support, conducted a hearing, and published a report laying out it's findings. (report attached)

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Actual checks and balances; North Dakota.

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Equal educational opportunities for all Americans should not be an issue in 2021. 

 

     * North Dakota still does not have a free K-12 public school option. There are paid options that are automatically exclusive.

 

     * Fargo North Dakota in 2021 is currently working to build a completely separate school for special needs children; under the pretense of keeping them safe. I have had quite a few interactions... more »

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EEOC history for all federal contractors and subcontractors

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Require EEOC history reporting for all federal contractors and those who are subcontractors for efforts backed by federal funds. Consider a rating system. This system should be based on if a complaint is made along a continuum of if a complainant receives a letter to sue and the extent of severity of the EEOC offense.

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Enforce Equality in Federal Employment Edited

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In order to create an equality and inclusion in the federal workforce major issues with the EEO processes within the agencies need to be addressed as well as blatant bias within the EEOC. 1 major issue with the agency's EEO process is the agency failure to follow MD 110 regarding investigations. Investigator hired by the agency are bias and sabotage investigations. The structure of EEO within agencies need to be independent.... more »

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