Analysis

Workers, Biz Groups May Sink Plan To Merge EEOC, OFCCP

Law360, New York (May 23, 2017, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's 2018 budget request envisions folding the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs into the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but experts say that proposal may be dead on arrival with both workers' rights advocates and business groups lining up against it.

While merging the agencies charged with administering federal equal employment opportunity law may seem like a sensible cost-cutting move, tying together two offices with dramatically different methods of operation could have disastrous consequences for workers and employers alike, according to advocacy groups and attorneys.

"As best as I can surmise, I see no constituencies or stakeholders that...

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