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November 2012 Archives

News from the Whitehouse: President Obama Signs WPEA

News from the Whitehouse: President Obama today signed into law the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 ("WPEA"). The text of the WPEA (which as a bill was labeled as S.743) can be found here.

Developments at the EEOC: FY2012 Performance & Accountability Report

Developments at the EEOC:  On November 19, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Performance and Accountability Report for FY2012.  The report is available online here

News from Congress: Congress Expands Whistleblower Protections

News from Congress:  Congress has increased protections for federal employee whistleblowers.  On November 13, 2012, the Senate passed S. 743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act  of 2012 ("WPEA") by unanimous consent.  The Senate action accepted revisions to WPEA to match the version of the bill passed in the House of Representatives in September 2012.  The bill has now been forwarded to President Obama for his signature. 

Developments at the EEOC: Possible New Remedies for the Disabled

Developments at the EEOC:  On October 12, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued a new guidance document, Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking. This guidance document generally discusses a variety of legal issues regarding how the laws concerning sex discrimination and disability discrimination apply to the circumstances of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. 


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