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OFCCP’s Newest Directive: Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination

The stated purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) August 19, 2014 Directive 2014-02 is to make clear that discrimination “based on sex” includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity...more

8/26/2014 - Contractors Discrimination Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Gender Identity OFCCP Subcontractors Transgender

OFCCP Proposes Rule to Collect Summary Compensation Data From Federal Contractors

Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would require covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100...more

8/7/2014 - Contractors Data Collection DOL Federal Contractors OFCCP

The Arbitration Obligations Imposed by the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

As we discussed recently in our blog post, “President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period,” last week President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Under this order, federal...more

8/4/2014 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Barack Obama D.R. Horton v NLRB Disclosure Requirements Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors NLRB Oxford Health v Sutter Policy Violations Wage and Hour

President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period

President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order on Wednesday, July 30 only 10 days after prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in the...more

8/1/2014 - Affirmative Action Barack Obama Discrimination DOL EEOC Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Gender Identity LGBT Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination Wage and Hour

Your Guide to the Proposed Rules Under Executive Order 13658 Setting a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On February 12, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13658 (“Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors”), with instructions to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to issue regulations by October 1, 2014...more

6/20/2014 - Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Wage and Hour Wages

The Employment Law Authority - March/April 2014

In This Issue: - Depressed Worker Does Not Qualify For Leave: Court Finds FMLA Requires A Period Of Incapacity - Homer Deakins Testifies Before NLRB: Discusses Controversial Changes To Representation Election...more

5/1/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Equal Pay Federal Contractors FMLA NLRA NLRB Pay Equality Notices Union Elections Wage and Hour

Sex, Pay, and Retaliation: The White House Weighs In Again

President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to propose a rule requiring that federal contractors submit summary compensation data to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and issued an executive order...more

4/9/2014 - DOL Federal Contractors Gender-Based Pay Discrimination OFCCP Pay Equality Notices Reporting Requirements Retaliation Wage and Hour

DC Court Gives Go Ahead for New OFCCP Disability Regulations

On March 21, 2014, in Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Shiu, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reached a seminal decision in a case challenging a final rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of...more

3/25/2014 - Affirmative Action Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

OFCCP Flexes its Muscle with Threats of Term Debarment

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a significant monetary settlement of a complaint alleging hiring discrimination by a federal contractor. In this complaint, the agency alleged that...more

1/31/2014 - Discrimination Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Racial Discrimination

OFCCP Disability Self-ID Form Approved

New disability regulations issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) mandate that covered federal contractors and subcontractors invite applicants and employees to self-identify their disability...more

1/28/2014 - Disability OFCCP Voluntary Disclosure

OFCCP Posts Referral Sources For Disabled Individuals And Protected Veterans

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a list of resources to assist federal contractors and subcontractors in conducting effective outreach and recruitment of individuals with disabilities...more

12/5/2013 - Affirmative Action Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Subcontractors Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

OFCCP Clarifies Damages Available to Victims of Discrimination

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors....more

8/7/2013 - Affirmative Action Anti-Discrimination Policies Contractors Discrimination OFCCP Subcontractors

Federal Contractors Beware! OFCCP Will Be Searching for Any Discrimination in Compensation

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued new investigation standards and procedures as well as a new policy directive for reviewing compensation systems and practices of federal contractors...more

4/16/2013 - Contractors Discrimination OFCCP Subcontractors Wages

OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive: The Agency’s Continued Search For Systemic—Or Any—Discrimination In Compensation

After a relatively quiet 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hit the ground running in 2013. In a second major announcement in the new year, OFCCP issued new investigation standards and procedures...more

4/16/2013 - Contractors Discrimination Investigations OFCCP Subcontractors Title VII Wage and Hour Wages

Health Care Case Makes Clear That Specific Contractual Language Is Not Necessary for OFCCP Jurisdiction

Three Pittsburgh hospitals have been found to be federal subcontractors subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) because of the medical services they provide to a Health...more

4/4/2013 - Affirmative Action Contractors Healthcare Hospitals OFCCP Subcontractors

OFCCP Sends “Heads-Up” Letters for Audits to Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has begun sending Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to federal contractors, giving them a “heads-up” warning of a possible compliance review or audit...more

11/21/2012 - Affirmative Action Compliance Contractor Audits OFCCP

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Looms but VETS-100 Reports Are Delayed

In my prior post, I discussed the type of data that the government collects with EEO-1 reports and how that information is used. In this post, I address the upcoming deadlines for both EEO-1 and VETS-100 reports....more

9/27/2012 - EEO-1 VETS-100

What Do Your EEO-1 Reports Tell the EEOC and OFCCP About Your Company?

The federal government has collected annual EEO-1 reports from private employers since 1966. All employers with 100 or more employees and government contractors with 50 or more employees and at least one federal contract or...more

7/26/2012 - EEO-1 EEOC OFCCP

Compensation Disparities Are the Focus of Every OFCCP Compliance Review

In 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) heralded its focus on federal contractor compensation decisions and policies with two significant initiatives. In May, OFCCP announced proposed revisions to...more

7/10/2012 - Discrimination OFCCP Reporting Requirements Wages

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