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Director Patricia Shiu of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Dept. of Labor to Speak at KC’s "Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 & Beyond"

New York, NY, June 05, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Patricia Shiu, Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for July 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The Obama Administration is taking important steps to update and enforce employment and labor laws in order to ensure equal opportunity for all workers. Given these emerging trends, employers and attorneys must always be on the look out for the latest developments in labor and employment regulations that the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) are working on.

A panel of government officials and thought experts will discuss the updates on employment and labor laws in a LIVE two-hour Webcast presented by the Knowledge Group. The speakers will not only discuss the latest developments in employment and labor regulations but will also take a peek at what’s coming next for these ever changing areas.

About Director Patricia Shiu

Patricia A. Shiu serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. She leads a staff of nearly 800 men and women around the country who are dedicated to protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the law.

Director Shiu also serves on the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force which has been charged by President Barack Obama with cracking down on violations of equal pay laws and fulfilling, once and for all, the promise of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. She also represents Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the federal Interagency Working Group of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Ms. Shiu was the Director of the Legal Aid Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Paid Sick Leave. She has litigated numerous cases under these laws. Ms. Shiu has also litigated educational access class action cases under Title IX and disability laws.

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