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B&H Foto: From Lawsuit To $3 Million Consent Decree

In February 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs filed an administrative complaint against B&H Foto, the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States. The Complaint alleged that...more

Administrative Law Judge Winnows OFCCP’s Data Request

by Littler on

On July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge issued a 43-page set of recommendations and order (“Order”) on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) data requests issued to Google, significantly...more

Unconfirmed Complaints May Be Enough To Trigger An Early OFCCP Audit

Can a year-old rumor be enough to bring the OFCCP running? One administrative law judge says it can. Judge Lystra Harris recently ruled that, because of an oral complaint of discrimination, Mega Construction Project...more

President Trump's Budget Includes Proposed Merger of EEOC and OFCCP

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 23, 2017, the White House released its proposed budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Included in the proposal, which would impose deep cuts to many programs administered by the Department of Labor, was...more

Federal Contractor To Pay Nearly $1.66 Million To Settle Hiring Bias Allegations by OFCCP

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A computer technology company’s recent $1.6 million settlement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is a stark reminder that federal contractors must ensure their hiring policies do not have any unlawful...more

Does Your Company Need an Affirmative Action Plan?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Executive Order (EO) 11246 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or national...more

Compensation: Is it Becoming Employers’ Greatest Vulnerability?

A few weeks ago, a jury in New Jersey federal court found that Lockheed Martin discriminated against a former employee. The employee claimed that Lockheed violated federal and state laws by discriminating against him on the...more

Trump Administration Will Retain LGBT Protections for Government Contractor Employees

Although the first eleven days of the Trump Administration have been full of activity and controversy, federal government contractors have been waiting to see if President Trump will undo or modify the compliance obligations...more

OFCCP Sues Google, Seeking Pay Data

On January 4, 2017, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sued Google, claiming that the tech giant is illegally withholding information about the compensation it provides its employees.  OFCCP seeks...more

Tech Company Sued For Alleged Hiring Bias Against Asians, OFCCP’s Shiu To Step Down

Being part of the “in” crowd with the FBI apparently does not protect you from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. To the contrary: It was an FBI contract that subjected a California-based technology...more

OFCCP Takes Contractors Back To School On Pre-Employment Testing

Federal contractors, be warned: If you have not properly reviewed (and validated!) any testing used as part of your hiring process, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs may take issue . . . and seek to collect...more

OFCCP Releases Final Rule on Gender Discrimination

On June 14, 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released its updated final rule regarding sex/gender discrimination. The stated purpose of the update was to revise OFCCP’s decades old guidance...more

OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a final rule yesterday, enforcing Executive Order 11246 and updating its sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors. Prior to yesterday’s issuance, the...more

Labor & Employment Issues Facing the Healthcare Industry

by Littler on

Public discourse on "healthcare" has focused primarily on health insurance and the significant changes made by the Affordable Care Act. But what about the providers of healthcare—the doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical...more

New Pay Transparency Rule for Federal Contractors

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

2016 is expected to be another active year of regulatory change at the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including the anticipated implementation of the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” executive...more

US Department of Labor Implements Final Rule Requiring Pay Transparency Among Federal Contractors

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014, prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees or applicants because they inquire about or discuss their compensation...more

New OFCCP changes to federal contractor pay practices

by Dentons on

September was a busy month for federal contractors due to new regulatory requirements. Earlier last month, we told you about President Obama’s new executive order requiring covered government contractors to provide their...more

That is SO last week - September 2015 #4

by Zelle LLP on

No matter how many times employment lawyers say that the ADA may require employers to provide more leave than the FMLA’s 12 week allotment, some just don’t get the message. Last week, the EEOC announced a $300,000 settlement...more

The OFCCP’s War Path: Federal Contractors Take Note

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Subject to very limited exceptions, employees of federal contractors must be permitted to discuss their compensation without retaliation or fear of intimidation. Federal contractors will be required to provide paid sick...more

What’s Your Two Cents? Employment Law In The News

I’ve been vacationing by the shores of Gitche-Gumee this week, so I’m trying to give myself a little blog-cation as well. Here are some entertaining and controversial legal or employment-related developments from the news...more

Two New Developments Affecting Federal Contractors

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017....more

OFCCP Issues Regulations on "Pay Transparency"

Today the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued its Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13665, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees and applicants who ask about or...more

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule Implementing Pay Transparency Executive Order

On September 10, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its final rule, implementing Executive Order 13665  (the “Order”), which prohibits federal contractors from firing or otherwise disciplining employees or job applicants...more

Responding to a Scheduling Letter From the OFCCP: The Little Things Matter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It is the Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, and you are faithfully going through the pile of mail on your desk when you spy an envelope from the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more

OFCCP Publishes New Outreach and Education Poster

On August 3, 2015, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published a new poster. According to OFCCP, the Outreach and Education poster is the result of “feedback received during stakeholder listening...more

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