OFCCPs New Veteran/Disability Regulations Are Now in Effect. Are You Ready?
Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
Navigating the New OFCCP Regulations on Affirmative Action Obligations: Make Sure Your Organization is Ready
On April 21, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it had updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website. The VEVRAA...more
In a letter this past week, nearly 200 interest groups urged President Obama to issue an executive order “banning the box” for federal contractors and to implement other “fair chance” hiring reforms protecting ex-offenders....more
In an effort to address confusion resulting from the new VETS-4212 Form, OFCCP recently posted two new FAQs addressing issues related to collecting and reporting disclosure data. The first FAQ addresses whether contractors...more
On January 20, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published two Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) addressing what self-identification information contractors are required to solicit from...more
In 2014 Barack Obama issued over 30 executive orders as promised in his State of the Union Address. At least three of these orders are notable and will impact federal contractors and workers performing construction and...more
As we previously noted, federal contractors have been besieged in recent months with regulatory changes and enforcement initiatives advanced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) and various...more
On December 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The final rule implements an Executive...more
As part of its ongoing effort to answer questions concerning last year’s Section 503 regulations, OFCCP recently posted a new FAQ that highlights how contractors may document compliance with the requirement to invite...more
On September 15, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a proposed rule prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against an employee or applicant who discusses,...more
On September 2, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a proposed renewal of the current record-keeping, notice, and reporting requirements imposed by Executive...more
While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.
This summer, President...more
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
As part of President Obama's initiative to improve the working life of American families, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, which addresses affirmative action requirements for federal contractors and...more
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
A federal contractor agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that it discriminated in its hiring practices by creating multiple barriers in its paper...more
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued regulations that became effective on March 24, 2014 governing affirmative action requirements for disabled individuals and protected...more
Last month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its 2014 Spring Regulatory Agenda, identifying four new rules on which the agency is currently working.
The Agenda is consistent with...more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) plans to issue proposed rules implementing President Obama’s recent executive actions on the compensation practices of federal contractors. ...more
On May 7, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 2014-01, instituting a five-year moratorium on the OFCCP enforcement over TRICARE subcontractors. The moratorium applies to health...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice Group to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Because of a recent court decision, federal construction contractors must comply with several new regulations that many consider burdensome. An effort to exempt construction contractors from some of the new regulations was...more
OFCCP recently updated its website with additional information for contractors to assist with their compliance with the final rule issued under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The information addresses recruiting...more
On January 22, 2014, after several months of review, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) finally approved the voluntary self-identification form required by the Section 503 Final Rule that becomes effective on March...more
f you are a federal contractor or subcontractor that has, or should have, an existing affirmative action plan (AAP), you need to be aware of the upcoming Office of Federal Contract Compliance’s (OFCCP) final rules that take...more
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