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Equal Opportunity 101
Please join the U.S. Department of Labor's Civil Rights Center for a webinar entitled, "Equal Opportunity 101." Jessica Larkin, an Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Civil Right Center's Office of Compliance and Policy, will provide an overview of the equal opportunity laws required of recipients of Federal financial assistance. Specifically, the webinar will provide introductory information about Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

The webinar will be held April 22, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (eastern). This webinar is intended for new EO officers in the nations' workforce system but open to all individuals interested in learning about federal equal opportunity laws. Space is limited. To register for this webinar, please visit

CRC Enters into an Agreement to Resolve Violations of Disability Discrimination in the State of Colorado's Unemployment Insurance Program

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has entered into a conciliation agreement to address allegations of disability discrimination by a person with hearing impairments against the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.

Read the Labor Department's Press Release.

State MOA Due Dates
Every two years from the date on which the initial Methods of Administration (MOA) was submitted to the CRC Director, the Governor must review the State's MOA and submit either a revision or certify the current version.

Excluding Applicants with Criminal History Records May Result in Discrimination
Employment restrictions based on criminal history records may have a discriminatory disparate impact on African-Americans and Hispanics.

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