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Federal Contractors Got Record Penalties In '08

Law360 (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor won a record $67.5 million in back pay, salary and benefits from federal contractors accused of discriminating against their employees in 2008.

The sum secured by the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs this past fiscal year represents a 133 percent rise in financial remedies since fiscal 2001. About 99 percent of the money the office collected in 2008 came from cases of systematic discrimination involving a large number of workers or job applicants.

“This is our fourth consecutive record-breaking...
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