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New workforce rules in USA

A discussion on the new proposed rule from the OFCCP, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforce be people with disabilities Tues, Feb 7th 2012 from 2pm to 3pm ET.

Pat Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract
Compliance Programs (OFCCP), in the U.S. Department of Labor will be Joyce`s guest.

She will discuss the new proposed rule from the OFCCP, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforce be people with disabilities.

The proposed rule would represent significant progress in the enforcement of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to employ people with disabilities.Bio Patricia Shiu:
· Served as the vice president for programs at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco.
· Was director of the Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Paid Sick Leave. Has also litigated numerous cases under these laws. Has also litigated educational access class action cases under Title IX and disability laws.
· Appointed to the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority for the Department of Education in 1993 by Secretary Richard Riley. Joined the Employment Law Center in 1983 as a staff attorney where focused on employment discrimination, including sex, LGBT, national origin, disability and race-based discrimination and harassment individual and class action cases.
· Recognized in 2009 with the Joe Morozumi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002 recipient of the Abby J. Leibman Pursuit of Justice Award, and the Pacific Asian American Bay Area Coalition`s Women Warrior Award. Joyce A. Bender Career Highlights:
President and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and Bender Consulting Services of Canada

http://www.benderconsult.com or http://www.benderofcanada.com

A woman living with epilepsy and a hearing loss
Advocate for competitive employment for people with disabilities
Immediate Past Chair of the National Epilepsy Foundation

· Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Recipient of the 1999 President’s Award from President Clinton
Recipient of the 2003 New Freedom Initiative Award from the Bush Administration



Upcoming guest:
February 14, 2012
Joyce welcomes Jessica Mayer, president, trainer, and consultant of J. B. Access, Inc., a company that provides workshops on disability awareness and other valuable disability-related services. She will discuss in depth, the mission of this company; in addition, Jessica will discuss her knowledge about the ADA and practical implementation issues.


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