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Are Employers Screwing Up the FLSA's Lactation Mandate? Probably Not.

January 30, 2013
A little more than a year ago I pointed out that the Labor Department had only cited 23 companies, or 0.023 percent of all companies with 100 or more employees, with inadequate lactation accommodation. Now, with an additional six months of data, the number of citations has jumped by 13, from 23 to 36.
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EEOC Settles with Mining Firm Over ADA Violations

October 23, 2012
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Rocky Davis, who has profound hearing loss, had asked Birmingham, Alabama-based Jim Walter Resources, a unit of Walter Energy Inc., to accommodate him and assign him to another location, but the firm failed to honor his request.
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New Pregnancy Discrimination Legislation is Unneeded, Redux

October 5, 2012
We do not need legislation to duplicate rights that already exist. If employers are not granting these rights, and pregnant workers are not receiving the accommodations they need and are requesting, then pregnant workers should be filing discrimination lawsuits.
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