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Victory in House of Representatives for Improvements to WOSB Federal Contract Program

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

Federal Contractor/Subcontractor Alert: New Affirmative Action Requirements Concerning Persons with Disabilities

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

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

New Regulations to Take Effect on Recruitment of Veterans and Disabled Employees by Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has announced new regulations that will affect federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ recruiting of veterans and disabled employees. The new regulations take...more

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Is your business prepared to comply with new requirements?

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor recently finalized a new rule affecting the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors....more

DOL’s Final Rule Designed to Increase Hiring and Employment

Employers holding contracts with the federal government in excess of $10,000, as well as their subcontractors, should be aware of some important changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and...more

For The Record: New Regulations For Veterans, Individuals With Disabilities Take Effect

On March 24, 2014, the new regulations issued by the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will take effect. The regulations bring significant changes to the affirmative action requirements for federal...more

New OFCCP Regulations Published—Effective Date Currently March 24, 2014

Yesterday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its revisions to the current disability and veterans regulations in the Federal Register. These controversial rules become effective 180 days...more

OFCCP's Veterans' and Individuals with Disabilities' Final Regulations Impose New Obligations on Federal Contractors and...

On August 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a pre-release of the final version of its revised affirmative action regulations for protected veterans and...more

OFCCP's Final Regulations for Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans

Expansive regulations will subject federal contractors and subcontractors to many new requirements, including utilization goals and hiring benchmarks. On August 27, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs...more

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

Contractors: Is Your Company’s Web Site Accessible to Individuals With Disabilities? (OFCCP Thinks It Should Be)

In December, 2011, the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) caused much consternation among the federal contracting community by publishing proposed changes to the affirmative action and nondiscrimination...more

District Court Sides With DOL in Dispute Over Whether Healthcare Providers Are Government Contractors

In a significant victory for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently found providers of healthcare services are subject to federal equal employment opportunity...more

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

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

Hospitals that Provide Services to Government Employees Through an HMO are Government Contractors, Court Rules

Healthcare providers who treat government employees through a health maintenance organization are government subcontractors subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), according...more

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

OFCCP Issues New Directive Aimed At Detecting Pay Discrimination Based on Gender, Race and Ethnicity

On February 28, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued new procedures for assessing contractor and subcontractor disparate pay practices....more

When Hiring or Promoting, Use Caution Asking About Criminal Backgrounds

The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a new directive advising federal contractors and subcontractors about potential liability that could result from using employees’...more

OFCCP Issues Enforcement Guidance on Contractors' Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

On January 29, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a Directive. pertaining to federal contractors’ use of arrest and conviction records in making employment decisions. This...more

A Guide to Determining Covered Federal Government Contractor Status

Excerpt from Executive summary: The Issue: Having a federal government contract or subcontract can obligate a business to comply with substantial affirmative action obligations. Knowing whether such a contract triggers...more

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