Working Americans: Equality at Any Age : Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, Washington, DC, June 19, 1986

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Page 102 - ... to observe the terms of a bona fide seniority system or any bona fide employee benefit plan such as a retirement, pension, or insurance plan...
Page 159 - PROXMIBE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources A BILL To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to remove the maximum age limitation applicable to employees who are protected under such Act, and for other purposes.
Page 23 - Act to promote employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age; to prohibit arbitrary age discrimination in employment; to help employers and workers find ways of meeting problems arising from the impact of age on employment.
Page 76 - We are particularly cognizant of the problems of smaller businesses, as veil as Issues facing the business community at large. Besides representing a cross section of the American business community in terms of number of employees, the Chamber represents a wide management spectrum by type of business and location.
Page 66 - The Chamber's mission is to advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom. incentive, initiative, opportunity and responsibility.
Page 153 - John Heinz Chairman, Special Committee on Aging United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr. Chairman...
Page 107 - The following key points summarize the survey's findings: — 61 percent of employers believe older workers today are discriminated against in the employment marketplace; — 22 percent claim it is unlikely that, without the present legal constraints, the company would hire someone over age 50 for a position other than senior management; — 20 percent admit that older wo kers (other than senior executives) have less of an opportunity for promotions or training; and — 12 percent admit that older...
Page 113 - Appeals stated that a violation is "willful" if "the employer either knew or showed reckless disregard for the matter of whether its conduct was prohibited by the ADEA.
Page 104 - Nobody should be forced to retire because of age, if he wants to continue working and is still able to do a good job.
Page 76 - Commerce is the world's largest federation of business companies and associations and is the principal spokesman for the American business community. It represents approximately 180,000 businesses and organizations, such as local/state chambers of commerce and trade/professional associations. More than 91 percent of the Chamber's members are small business firms with fewer than 100 employees, 58 percent with fewer than 10 employees. Yet, virtually all of the nation's largest companies are also...

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