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April 8, 2020, 10:36 PM

Worker Groups Oppose DOL’s Pass for Virus-Relief Contractors

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

More than 50 civil rights groups spoke out against a Labor Department decision to temporarily suspend equal employment opportunity requirements for federal contractors assisting with coronavirus relief, saying the decision could “cause significant harm to marginalized workers hardest hit by the current crisis.”

The groups urged the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in a letter to rescind a March 17 memo that exempts federal contractors involved in virus-related efforts from complying with affirmative action obligations until June. The groups, which included the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Lambda Legal, the National Employment Law Project, and ...

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