Susan Schoenfeld, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Schoenfeld has practiced in the area of employment litigation and counseling, covering topics such as disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, and sexual harassment. She provided training and counseling to corporate clients and litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals, state court, and at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to private practice, Ms. Schoenfeld was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., where she advised federal agencies, drafted regulations, conducted inspector training courses, and litigated cases for DOL. Ms. Schoenfeld received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Union College, and her law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Interview: Susan was quoted in a NBCNews.com article on the topic of the reasons why nonvoters don't make it to the polls on Election Day.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on FMLA recertification requests.
What a difference a year makes. The number of states and cities with paid leave rules is growing rapidly. The number of jurisdictions with paid leave ordinances also grew exponentially, from only seven jurisdictions in early 2014 to more than 18 jurisdictions with paid leave laws on the books in 2015.
Here are three stories concerning the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and compliance issues for government contractors.
Effective October 2015, Washington state is scheduled to begin requiring paid family leave, administered under a state-run insurance program.
The new regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act include what Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) calls an “aspirational” utilization goal for individuals with disabilities (IWDs) of 7%.
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