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Following last year’s issuance by the EEOC of controversial criminal background check guidelines, the EEOC has filed a number of lawsuits attempting to enforce these guidelines.  Late last week, Judge Roger Titus, United States District Court District of Maryland, dismissed the lawsuit EEOC filed against Freeman, holding that the EEOC failed to present a prima facie case of disparate impact. See Article from Yahoo!Finance. In the Opinion, the Judge is critical of the EEOC’s overbroad…
Earlier this week, the expansion of the federal Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program went into effect.  See link to federal register notice.  The regulatory change, effective May 7, 2013, removes contract award size caps from the WOSB program, as well as the related Economically Disadvantaged Women’s Owned Small Business Program (EDWOSB).  This means there should be a larger pool of federal contracting opportunities available for certified women-owned small businesses.  The WOSB…