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Democratic Attorneys General Urge DOL to Nix Religious Proposal

Sept. 17, 2019, 4:36 PM

Democratic attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia urged the Labor Department to withdraw a controversial proposal on religious defenses that government contractors can use when hit with bias allegations.

The public comment period on the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs proposed rule closed Sept. 16. Spearheaded by California and Pennsylvania’s attorneys general, the top lawyers from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, and the District of Columbia signed on to a letter sent to DOL Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella and OFCCP Acting ...

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