In January, U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced three bills aimed at reforming the EEOC and providing greater certainty for employers and employees. The package of bills are the Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 548; the Litigation Oversight Act of 2015, H.R. 549; and the EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act, H.R. 550. . Rep. Walberg chairs the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce. All three bills have been cosponsored by Reps. Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Richard Hudson (R-NC). In September 2014, the subcommittee held a hearing on the EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act, H.R. 4959; the Litigation Oversight Act of 2014, H.R. 5422; and the Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2014, H.R. 5423.
Eric J. Ellman is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. He also served for eight months as Interim President and CEO of the Association. More