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H.R.2501 Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 08, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 78% of users support H.R.2501

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    • On August 13, 2011, by USACitizens1st - PART #2: The current reality of the job market in the USA: "LINK5: Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling":http://nyti.ms/JobMarketHumbling "LINK6: Reverse Offshoring? Or Yet More Evidence of Corporate America's Squeeze on Workers?":http://bit.ly/ReverOff "LINK7: Are American Engineers in Short Supply?":http://sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/mar/09/citylights1-american-engineers-short-supply/ "LINK8: Why the Anti-H-1B Argument Isn't Being Taken Seriously":http://itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/tennant/why-the-anti-h-1b-argument-isn-t-being-taken-seriously/?cs=45842 "LINK9: Workplace Discrimination Charges at Record High":http://businessweek.com/lifestyle/workplace-discrimination-charges-at-record-high-07292011.html "LINK10: Racial stereotypes are embedded in our culture":http://bit.ly/RacialSt *CONCLUSION* Just read the Articles and Thousands of comments (including unemployed citizens and US Residents) and see by yourself why the country is in this economic crisis!

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      As noted by USACitizens1st, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 13, 2011, "PART #2: The current reality of the job market in the USA: "LINK5: Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling":http://nyti.ms/JobMarketHumbling "LINK6: Reverse Offshoring? Or Yet More Evidence of Corporate America's Squeeze on Workers?":http://bit.ly/ReverOff "LINK7: Are American Engineers in Short Supply?":http://sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/mar/09/citylights1-american-engineers-short-supply/ "LINK8: Why the Anti-H-1B Argument Isn't Being Taken Seriously":http://itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/tennant/why-the-anti-h-1b-argument-isn-t-being-taken-seriously/?cs=45842 "LINK9: Workplace Discrimination Charges at Record High":http://businessweek.com/lifestyle/workplace-discrimination-charges-at-record-high-07292011.html "LINK10: Racial stereotypes are embedded in our culture":http://bit.ly/RacialSt *CONCLUSION* Just read the Articles and Thousands of comments (including unemployed citizens and US Residents) and see by yourself why the country is in this economic crisis!"
    • On August 13, 2011, by USACitizens1st - PART #1: The current reality of the job market in the USA: "LINK1: Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors -2011 Report":http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/Top-Visa-Sponsor-2011.aspx Rank H1B Visa Sponsor H1B Visa Petitions Average Salary 1 Microsoft 2,505 $96,497 2 IBM 1,263 $80,908 11 Intel 404 $95,714 14 Oracle 376 $104,080 16 Google 355 $103,129 17 Hewlett Packard 340 $99,344 21 Yahoo 308 $105,112 26 Amazon com 255 $99,459 27 Motorola 249 $95,861 45 Apple 175 $110,987 47 Cisco Systems 169 $117,662 84 SAP America 102 $105,498 91 PayPal 98 $105,008 3 Facebook 86 "LINK2: 2011 H1B Visa Sponsor by Occupation":http://www.myvisajobs.com/Computer-Software-Engineers,-Applications-11OC.htm "LINK3: Twenty States With the Most Workplace Discrimination":http://www.images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110728/twenty-states-with-the-most-workplace-discrimination/ "LINK4: How to Tell Whether Your Boss Plans to Replace You with an H1B Immigrant Worker":http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/06/h1b_visa.php

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      As noted by USACitizens1st, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 13, 2011, "PART #1: The current reality of the job market in the USA: "LINK1: Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors -2011 Report":http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/Top-Visa-Sponsor-2011.aspx Rank H1B Visa Sponsor H1B Visa Petitions Average Salary 1 Microsoft 2,505 $96,497 2 IBM 1,263 $80,908 11 Intel 404 $95,714 14 Oracle 376 $104,080 16 Google 355 $103,129 17 Hewlett Packard 340 $99,344 21 Yahoo 308 $105,112 26 Amazon com 255 $99,459 27 Motorola 249 $95,861 45 Apple 175 $110,987 47 Cisco Systems 169 $117,662 84 SAP America 102 $105,498 91 PayPal 98 $105,008 3 Facebook 86 "LINK2: 2011 H1B Visa Sponsor by Occupation":http://www.myvisajobs.com/Computer-Software-Engineers,-Applications-11OC.htm "LINK3: Twenty States With the Most Workplace Discrimination":http://www.images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110728/twenty-states-with-the-most-workplace-discrimination/ "LINK4: How to Tell Whether Your Boss Plans to Replace You with an H1B Immigrant Worker":http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/06/h1b_visa.php"
    • On August 18, 2011, by nancym - @Leonardhbrown I have to assume that you've either a) been living in a cave since 2008, or b) been so busy working overtime at your job to make up for all those who were laid off that you don't seem to comprehend the purpose of this legislation. "If they have a history of poor performance, and as a result, unemployment" is NOT what this is about. In the past year or two, many recruiting agencies and corporations have actually put up job ads that say, blatantly, "MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED" in order for them even to look at your application. The legislation is to prohibit employers from refusing applications from those who are not currently employed! More than 20 million are currently unemployed or underemployed in this country, sinking deeper as time goes by without jobs. If all the existing jobs in the country were filled tomorrow, there would still be 15 million without a job and not even an opening left anywhere for an application! (cont.)

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      As noted by nancym, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 18, 2011, "@Leonardhbrown I have to assume that you've either a) been living in a cave since 2008, or b) been so busy working overtime at your job to make up for all those who were laid off that you don't seem to comprehend the purpose of this legislation. "If they have a history of poor performance, and as a result, unemployment" is NOT what this is about. In the past year or two, many recruiting agencies and corporations have actually put up job ads that say, blatantly, "MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED" in order for them even to look at your application. The legislation is to prohibit employers from refusing applications from those who are not currently employed! More than 20 million are currently unemployed or underemployed in this country, sinking deeper as time goes by without jobs. If all the existing jobs in the country were filled tomorrow, there would still be 15 million without a job and not even an opening left anywhere for an application! (cont.)"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Loveland 912 Project Action List - What to - July 26, 2012 by admin - Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ...

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      As noted by admin on July 26, 2012, "Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ..." (/url?q=http://www.rightturncolorado.org/loveland-912-project-action-list-what-to/&sa=U&ei=P0wWUI7JBYHA0QGKqoGgCg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHAaWChSz1nEQJouPH01IEXi6VWyQ)
    • Loveland 912 Project Action List - What to - July 26, 2012 by admin - Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ...

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      As noted by admin on July 26, 2012, "Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ..." (/url?q=http://www.rightturncolorado.org/loveland-912-project-action-list-what-to/&sa=U&ei=VAkTUJefBZKi8QSYmoH4BA&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNH5C4kRLCfxWZZx30zGt9pQdjoZRg)
    • Loveland 912 Project Action List - What to - July 25, 2012 by admin - Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ...

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      As noted by admin on July 25, 2012, "Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 HR 2501 S 1471-provides that employers cannot consider the unemployed status of applicants in their hiring decisions. This is impossible to enforce–just more govt. red tape. 47 Democrat ..." (/url?q=http://www.rightturncolorado.org/loveland-912-project-action-list-what-to/&sa=U&ei=VZwRUIioOoHY9ATLzICgCg&ved=0CBsQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNGZLh0tK2zNc1xP6jFkB6EnZEfzEg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Is it the end of the “dates of employment” question? - September 05, 2011 by Lexology (registration) - The bills - HR 2501 and SB 1471 - are still in committee and may ultimately perish. Nonetheless, employers should keep track of their progress because, if passed, they have some teeth. A party may seek to enforce the proposed law through a private suit ..

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on September 05, 2011, " The bills - HR 2501 and SB 1471 - are still in committee and may ultimately perish. Nonetheless, employers should keep track of their progress because, if passed, they have some teeth. A party may seek to enforce the proposed law through a private suit .." (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=70268b54-b69e-432e-b079-5d0944630224)
    • Following The Lead Of The US House Of Representatives, The US Senate Proposes ... - August 16, 2011 by Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - On August 2, 2011, the US Senate proposed S. 1471 to complement the recently proposed bill in the US House of Representatives, HR 2501 (collectively, "the proposed Acts"). Otherwise known as the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, the propo

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      As noted by Mondaq News Alerts (registration) on August 16, 2011, " On August 2, 2011, the US Senate proposed S. 1471 to complement the recently proposed bill in the US House of Representatives, HR 2501 (collectively, "the proposed Acts"). Otherwise known as the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, the propo" (http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/142700/Discrimination+Disability+Sexual+Harassment/Following+The+Lead+Of+The+US+House+Of+Representatives+The+US+Senate+Proposes+To+Prohibit+Discrimination+Based+On+Unemployment+Status)
    • "Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011" - August 12, 2011 by Point of Law - So, of course, in the face of this, two Democratic legislators have the brilliant idea of making it even easier to sue employers by creating a new cause of action: HR 2501, making it illegal to discriminate against the currently unemployed. ...

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      As noted by Point of Law on August 12, 2011, " So, of course, in the face of this, two Democratic legislators have the brilliant idea of making it even easier to sue employers by creating a new cause of action: HR 2501, making it illegal to discriminate against the currently unemployed. ... " (http://www.pointoflaw.com/archives/2011/08/fair-employment.php)
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