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My company has recently launched a diversity initiative. One

My company has recently launched a diversity initiative. One of the policies states:"In hiring decisions, we prioritize hiring a person(s) of color. We would love for the racial demographics of our team to accurately reflect the racial demographics of the greater metropolitan area."Although I agree with the sentiment of these goals, does this type of hiring practice fall within legal lines? I am concerned these well-intentioned policies may backfire.

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I am working on a military base for an employer that has

I am working on a military base for an employer that has secured a federal contract through the Army Corps of Engineers I turned my application in on time. The employer failed to process that application there for the two weeks that I've been here I was paid for the week that I worked three days instead of the week that I worked 4 days with a substantial amount of hours more and was paid in cash for the first week that was supposed to be held back instead my second week was held backJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OklahomaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No no it hasn't. Plus there is harassment amongst the employees directed at certain individuals which would be myself what rights do I have to take action to report or what is the right action to takeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Some very on safe incidents have occurred that could have resulted in death or injury with high-pressure cylinders fire sting wisher mainly

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If there is another federal civilian or contractor that

If there is another federal civilian or contractor that sends a slanderous letter to your boss & threatens the hq services with possible degradation if nothing is done to that person what can be done to that person? Or what should I do.I have a crazy lady who was upset because I CC'd her on most of my emails because she is in the Kaitlin to help and she was upset & emailed my boss but it was basically a hate letter & at the end said she hoped our services would not be affected ... how do you handle that I do not work with her & she made all kind of statements - and that if my boss didn't do something maybe our federal services would be effected. I am a federal employee

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I am a year-old male working as a driver firm with

I am a 69 year-old male working as a driver for a firm with large Federal contracts. I must have several fairly routine eye surgeries in the next few months, and this will not be qualified to drive in a commercial setting.Does the time when I will be wearing an eye patch constitute a disability? (A few weeks or so.)If I cannot drive, is my employer obligated to find another position for me during my period of incapacity?

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I'm salaried non-exempt and my employer expects extra hours

I'm salaried non-exempt and my employer expects extra hours to be worked each pay period unpaid for free. Our old time timekeeping system allowed the "free" hours to be recorded. We were told all hours must be recorded for these federal contracts that we work on or we were in violation of federal law. My employer has now changed our timekeeping system to no longer allow these extra hours to be recorded. We are expected to these work extra hours and our employer has even ratcheted up the demands for even more free hours, but now just give us official direction to "record our hours accurately" knowig full well there is no way to do so, leaving us as either the law breakers if it would ever be subject to investigation or subject to firing for non-performance if we only work our paid hours and don't complete our assignments. What recoursce do I have?

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I have been terminated from a Federal Contract by Data

I have been terminated from a Federal Contract by Data Systems Analyst, Inc for not achieving Security Plus Certification. The company has acknowledged I am do final pay: Final PaycheckPlease ensure that your time sheet is up-to-date and submitted to your Manager. In the event that you have taken more vacation and/or holiday hours than you have accrued, that amount will be deducted from your last paycheck. At the end of DSA's next pay period following your separation, you will receive payment for any unused vacation or floating holiday hours.Vacation Hours:Attached you will find a report of your vacation balances. Any monies due will be paid out in the October 30 pay check via your direct deposit account.however, they have not paid this final pay to me as of this date: 16 Feb 2016.What action(s) may I take to receive my final pay?V/rVernna Lester Moore, Jr.

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I am an exempt employee of a consulting firm (Sr. Project

I am an exempt employee of a consulting firm (Sr. Project Manager) that called in sick on Friday 9/25 at 8 am per company policy. I am a minority employee employed by a minority firm. I have been significantly harnessed over the past 6-8 months. This was my 1st call in sick day since employment beginning 6/2014. Sick time is handled through what is called "PTO" (personal time off). The firm is a small business with federal contracts in NJ with approximately 30-45 employees.The owner later called my personal cell phone before 9 am and left a message stating that if I did not complete an assignment "allegedly" due on this date, I could consider myself on unpaid furlough for 2 weeks. I am currently on the 2nd week of unpaid leave. Does ADA (or any agency) provide protection against this type of harassment?

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Can a contract issued by the federal government be subject

Can a contract issued by the federal government be subject to BOTH the service contract act and the davis bacon act simultaneously? I need to back up the answer with specific FAR or statutory citations, or at the least Department of Labor publications.

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I am working as a 1099 contractor company which is doing

I am working as a 1099 contractor for a company which is doing Medicare assessments. They agreed verbally and in writing to pay me a rate per patient I assess, and to pay me a per diem of $125 a day OR to pay my hotel bill. I elected to get the per diem.This company has not paid another contractor, and this has caused me some concern. I got an email from two managers asking for a copy of my hotel bill. I am not supplying it, and have written a request for clarification of the agreed upon per diem. The company has a practice of not paying their contractors, it is rumored. So, I am getting nervous.What else can I do to make sure they honor the per diem agreement and pay me on time? They have a Federal contract and I wonder if I can report them to the Federal labor board if they fail to pay me?

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