For those who thought the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act had faded away, here is a wake-up call.  After more than a year since the bill was passed by the House of Representatives and introduced in the Senate, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a new hearing on March 11 to focus on equal pay issues.

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In August 2009, the Obama administration named Patricia A. Shiu the new Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The OFCCP, part of the Department of Labor (DOL), enforces the non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations of federal contractors under Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.

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