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Flashpoints include LGBT rights, equal pay and wellness programs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers’ rights advocates.

President Donald Trump’s picks for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are attorney Janet Dhillon and George W. Bush White House policy adviser Daniel Gade. Both are expected to be confirmed after the Senate returns from recess next week. Trump is also due to nominate a new general counsel for the independent agency, which is tasked with enforcing the Civil Rights Act.

 

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