Washington Post: The Labor Department just lost a battle with Google over its alleged gender pay gap

Washington Post: The Labor Department just lost a battle with Google over its alleged gender pay gap. “The Labor Department will not get access to the full details it has requested on 21,000 Google employees as part of its investigation of equal pay, an administrative law judge has ruled, saying that the agency’s demand for data is too broad and could violate workers’ privacy.”

Recode: Google refuses to hand over salary data to the U.S. government

Recode: Google refuses to hand over salary data to the U.S. government. “Google, whose mission is to organize the world’s information, is still refusing to hand over salary information requested by the Labor Department, saying that it would cost too much to retrieve the data.”

The Guardian: Google accused of ‘extreme’ gender pay discrimination by US labor department

The Guardian: Google accused of ‘extreme’ gender pay discrimination by US labor department. “Google has discriminated against its female employees, according to the US Department of Labor (DoL), which said it had evidence of ‘systemic compensation disparities’. As part of an ongoing DoL investigation, the government has collected information that suggests the internet search giant is violating federal employment laws with its salaries for women, agency officials said.”

US Department of Labor is Suing Google

The US Department of Labor is suing Google. “The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Google, with the company’s ability to win government contracts at risk. The agency is seeking what it calls ‘routine’ information about wages and the company’s equal opportunity program. The agency filed a lawsuit with its Office of Administrative Law Judges to gain access to the information, it announced Wednesday.”

OSHA Will Post Injury Information Online

The US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start reporting workplace injuries online. This will only be for companies considered to be in hazardous industries. “Starting in July 2017, employers will be required to electronically submit information to OSHA about injuries and illnesses stemming from their workplaces. OSHA will then post the information online.”

New Employment Portal for Veterans

The United States government has launched a new employment resources portal for veterans. “Today, I am pleased to share with you the best starting point to build a better network of resources: our virtual, one-stop online employment services website, Veterans.gov. The site brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top trending industry sectors and tools for employers.”