Workplace

Employers and worker advocates both hate Trump's plan to overhaul labor watchdogs

Employers and worker advocates both hate Trump's plan to overhaul labor watchdogs

Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates workplace discrimination, part of what his critics say is a broader swipe at decades of civil rights protections.

Trump wants to merge the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a lesser-known agency that also enforces laws on equality in the workplace. The EEOC is an independent agency that investigates discrimination complaints against private businesses. The second agency — the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs — polices discrimination among federal contractors. The administration contends that combining the two...

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