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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Hiring & Firing Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOL Files Discrimination Suit Against Baltimore-Based Federal Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has filed a lawsuit before the Office of Administrative Law Judges against WMS Solutions LLC (“WMS”) alleging violations of...more

The Employment Law Authority - December 2014

In This Issue: - Justices Issue Pro-Employer Rulling in FLSA Case - Ogletree Deakins Named A "Law Firm of the Year" - California Mandates Anti-Bullying Training for Supervisors - OFCCP Issues Final...more

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 42: Military Veterans And Their...

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Veterans’ rights have always been a hot-button political issue, but it took several military conflicts for Congress to confront the employment rights of private sector military veterans. In the wake of Vietnam War, two wars...more

OFCCPs New Veteran/Disability Regulations Are Now in Effect. Are You Ready?  [Video]

Two new groundbreaking regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act went into effect on March 24. They require federal government contractors...more

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

New Affirmative Action Rules for Federal Contractors

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two significant final rules governing affirmative action. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers affirmative action requirements that...more

Federal Construction Contractors Beware: OFCCP Wants You!

Even though the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has not yet promulgated its promised revised construction contractor regulations, the agency sent the construction contracting community a clear enforcement...more

DOL Seeks To Defend Its Data Gathering Authority

Last week, the Department of Labor moved to dismiss Frito-Lay’s lawsuit (Frito-Lay, Inc. v. Department of Labor, 3:12-cv-01747 (N.D. Tex. 2012)) seeking to block the production of employment data for an OFCCP investigation...more

When Hiring or Promoting, Use Caution Asking About Criminal Backgrounds

by Baker Donelson on

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 Guidance on Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently posted a Directive on “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race...more

OFCCP Directive Adopts EEOC Guidance and Outlines New Procedures and Existing Legal Obligations Regarding Criminal Background...

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On January 29, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") adopted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's ("EEOC") April 25, 2012 Guidance regarding the use of criminal records in employment...more

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