Karen Tyner

Karen Tyner

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OFCCP Publishes Revised FAAP Directive

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a revised directive regarding the use of Functional Affirmative Action Plans (FAAPs). A FAAP requires specific OFCCP approval and is a departure from...more

5/17/2016 - Affirmative Action FAAP Federal Contractors OFCCP

EEOC Proposes Requiring Employers to Report Pay and Hours Worked Information on EEO-1 Forms

In accordance with the Obama administration's efforts to combat a perceived gender gap in compensation, the EEOC has proposed revising the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to require employers to provide information on...more

2/4/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Equal Pay Pay Discrimination Reporting Requirements Wage and Hour

OFCCP Launches Class Member Locator

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, the OFCCP recently launched a website that lists, by contractor name, establishments that are in the process of developing a class member list as part of the settlement process...more

10/1/2015 - Class Members Compliance Conciliation Federal Contractors OFCCP

DOL Announces Increase in Minimum Wage Rate for Federal Contractors

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the minimum wage for certain federal contracts will increase to $10.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2016. Additionally, the minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to...more

9/21/2015 - Davis-Bacon Act DOL Executive Orders Federal Contractors FLSA Minimum Wage Obama Administration Service Contract Act Tipped Employees Tips

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended to October 30, 2015

The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for all EEO-1 filers from September 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey required by federal statute and regulations, which...more

9/15/2015 - Compliance EEO-1 Federal Contractors Filing Deadlines Reporting Requirements Title VII

OFCCP Publishes Final Rule on Pay Transparency

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a final rule implementing President Obama's executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees for discussing or...more

9/14/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Disclosure Employment Discrimination Executive Orders Federal Contractors Final Rules Hiring & Firing NLRA Obama Administration OFCCP Retaliation Transparency Directive Wage and Hour

Executive Order Will Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Government Contractors

President Obama has signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, for at least 56 hours per year. The requirement...more

9/9/2015 - Compliance Davis-Bacon Act Employee Benefits Executive Orders Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA Minimum Wage Obama Administration PTO Service Contract Act Sick Leave Subcontractors VAWA

Is Mandatory Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon for Federal Contractors?

The next big change for federal contractors may be a requirement that they provide paid sick leave to employees. According to the New York Times, President Obama has drafted an executive order that would require federal...more

8/7/2015 - Arbitration Discrimination DOL Employee Benefits Employment Discrimination Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Harassment Minimum Wage Obama Administration PTO Sexual Assault Sexual Orientation Discrimination Sick Leave Stalking Wage and Hour

Federal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement

A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor...more

5/18/2015 - DOL Federal Contractors National Association of Manufacturers NLRA Posting Requirements Unions

OFCCP's Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors Takes Effect April 8, 2015

The OFCCP's final rule implementing President Obama's Executive Order (EO 13672) prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity takes effect April 8, 2015. ...more

3/5/2015 - Barack Obama Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Legal History OFCCP Sexual Orientation Discrimination

OFCCP Releases Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, signed by President Obama on July 21, 2014, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating...more

12/5/2014

OFCCP Announces Issuance of 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that it will mail Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to contractor facilities across the country that have been selected for compliance...more

11/20/2014 - Contractor Audits Federal Contractors OFCCP Scheduling Letters

OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing – Federal Contractors Must Act Quickly to Ensure Compliance

On September 30, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a newly approved Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. ...more

10/3/2014 - Affirmative Action Compliance EEO-1 Federal Contractors OFCCP VEVRAA

VETS Publishes Final Rule on VEVRAA Reporting Requirements

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) has issued its final rule implementing the reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). As...more

10/2/2014 - OFCCP Reporting Requirements Veterans VETS VETS-100 VEVRAA

OFCCP Publishes Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination (DIR 2014-02). The Directive clarifies that agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex...more

8/22/2014 - Discrimination DOL Executive Orders Final Guidance Gender Discrimination OFCCP Sex Discrimination Transgender

OFCCP Will Require Contractors to File Equal Pay Report

Implementing the President's April 2014 Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to develop a data collection tool to advance the goal of pay equity, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has...more

8/12/2014 - Barack Obama Data Collection Disclosure Requirements DOL Equal Pay Federal Contractors OFCCP Rulemaking Process Subcontractors Wage and Hour

OFCCP Argument for Expansive Scope of Desk Audit May be Weakened

A federal trial court in Texas has entered an agreed order granting a joint motion for voluntary dismissal filed by the parties in Frito-Lay v. Department of Labor. As discussed in our prior Alert, in Frito-Lay, the company...more

7/17/2014 - Arbitration Audits DOL Frito-Lay OFCCP VEVRAA

OFCCP Issues Directive On TRICARE Moratorium

Executive Summary: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Directive officially establishing its five-year moratorium on enforcement of the affirmative action obligations of TRICARE...more

5/9/2014 - Affirmative Action Department of Defense (DOD) Enforcement Actions Federal Contractors Moratorium OFCCP TRICARE

OFCCP Announces National Percentage Of Veterans In Civilian Labor Force Is 7.2 Percent

Executive Summary: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that the Annual National Percentage of Veterans in the Civilian Labor Force for the current year is 7.2 percent....more

5/5/2014 - OFCCP Veterans

TRICARE Complaint Dismissed Against Florida Hospital

On March 28, 2014, the OFCCP withdrew its jurisdictional Complaint against Florida Hospital of Orlando after several years of litigation. OFCCP alleged it had jurisdiction to conduct an audit because the Hospital...more

4/4/2014 - Hospitals OFCCP TRICARE

OFCCP Moratorium Offers Only Temporary Relief For Health Care Providers

Executive Summary: Labor Secretary Perez has announced a five-year moratorium on enforcement "of the affirmative action obligations of all TRICARE providers," and has stated that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more

3/24/2014 - FEHBA Healthcare Moratorium OFCCP TRICARE

VETS Issues Proposed Regulations Revising VEVRAA Reporting Requirements

The Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in which the agency proposes revising the regulations addressing reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans'...more

3/3/2014 - Federal Contractors OFCCP Veterans VETS-100 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

OFCCP CSAL Letters Will Be Released Soon

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) likely will be sending out advanced courtesy notifications (formerly known as Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters or CSALs), to establishments that have been...more

2/3/2014 - Compliance CSALs Employer Liability Issues Investigations OFCCP

The OFCCP Disability Self-Identification Form Has Been Finalized

On January 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP's disability status form, which will be used by federal contractors. Revised regulations under the Rehabilitation Act will require federal...more

1/27/2014 - Disability OFCCP OMB Voluntary Disclosure

OFCCP Reveals Plans For Releasing Proposed Rules In 2014

The OFCCP has released its semiannual regulatory agenda, in which the agency discusses the issues it plans to address in 2014. According to the agenda, the OFCCP will be issuing proposed rules on pay data collection, revised...more

12/5/2013 - Construction Contracts Contractors OFCCP Subcontractors

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