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'Pragmatic Conservative' Reportedly up for Labor Cabinet Position

11.15.16

The article, “'Pragmatic Conservative' Reportedly up for Labor Cabinet Position,” featured in the Washington Examiner, discussed how President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering Victoria Lipnic, a commissioner at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for labor secretary in his administration.

Steve Bernstein provided his take on Victoria Lipnic.

He said Lipnic was well-known and respected in the labor-law field. "The word 'moderation' comes to mind," Steve said. "She has been reasonable in her approach and that's probably why Obama tapped her."

Steve said that after the EEOC in 2012 stepped up enforcement of "systemic discrimination" — discrimination based on a pattern of activity rather than specific incidents — employers were initially worried about how broad the rule would be, but found the ultimate result more moderate than they expected. Lipnic backed the plan and was influential in its drafting.

To read the full article, please visit the Washington Examiner.

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