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Labor and Employment Section Luncheon/CLE:EEOC's New Strategic Enforcement Plan - Priority Issues
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When: 04/03/2017
12 - 1 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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Topic: EEOC's New Strategic Enforcement Plan - Priority Issues for 2017-2021
Speaker: Director Mike Farrell, EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("the EEOC") has approved a new Strategic Enforcement Plan identifying priority law enforcement issues the agency will focus on over the next five years. EEOC Miami District Office Director Mike Farrell will conduct a detailed discussion of the priority issues identified in the Plan including:

1. Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring;
2. Protecting Vulnerable Workers, including Immigrant and Migrant Workers, and Underserved Communities from Discrimination;
3. Addressing Emerging and Developing Issues including: Workplace Leave Policies which Discriminate against Disabled Employees, Accommodations for Pregnant Employees, Discrimination against LGBT Employees;
4. Ensuring Equal Pay Protections for All Workers;
5. Preserving Access to the Legal System; and
6. Preventing Systemic Harassment.

Director Mike Farrell will also discuss additional Local Priority Issues that are of particular importance to employers and employees in the EEOC's Miami District, which includes the State of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Director Farrell will also be available to answer any questions participants may have regarding the EEOC Miami District's charge processing procedures.

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