House Committee Examines EEOC Regulatory and Enforcement Actions

Published June 10th, 2014 -  - 06.10.141


On Tuesday, June 10, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing entitled “The Regulatory and Enforcement Actions of EEOC: Examining the Concerns of Stakeholders.”  The hearing will provide members an opportunity to “continue oversight of EEOC’s enforcement and regulatory priorities by examining the concerns of key stakeholders.  The  Subcommittee on Workforce Protections has had a long history of examining the actions of the EEOC — In 2013, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien testified before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on the commission’s policy priorities.  Subcommittee members shared concerns with EEOC “guidance” that limits employers’ use of criminal background checks during the hiring process.  The subcommittee has also examined EEOC’s increasing reliance on cases alleging systemic discrimination, rather than focusing its efforts on individual complaints of discrimination. 

Witnesses include:

Ms. Lucia Bone – Founder, Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E., Flower Mound, TX

Ms. Sherrilyn Ifill – President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY

Mr. Todd McCracken – President, National Small Business Association, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Camille Olson – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL

Click here for the opening statement by Rep. Walberg.

Witness testimony and video of the hearing will be posted as it becomes available.

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