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March Comes in Like a Lion: Flurry of Action Steps Mandated for Government Contractors and Subcontractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued new regulations, which went into effect on March 24, 2014, which impact data collection and analysis for veteran and disabled job candidates and employees. A...more

Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors  [Video]

In this three-minute video version of Workplace Word, Snell & Wilmer partner Rebecca Winterscheidt discusses several new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) rules that will affect federal contractors’ and...more

New OFCCP Rules Establish Hiring Benchmarks and Goals for Veterans and Qualified Individuals with Disabilities

Effective March 24, 2014 federal contractors and subcontractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”) or the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (“VEVRAA”) must...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 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

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

OFCCP'S New Rules Expand Affirmative Action Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new rules that increase affirmative action requirements of direct federal contractors and subcontractors. The OFCCP issued its final rules in the...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

Court rules employers who provide services to federal government employees subject to federal contracting regulations

A federal court recently ruled that hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center became “federal subcontractors” when they entered into contracts with an HMO that provided health services for federal...more

Let the Seller Beware: Hospitals Treating HMO Patients Employed by the Federal Government are “Subcontractors” Governed by...

When a health plan/HMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal employees under a contract with the Plan are government "subcontractors" subject...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

Healthcare Update, No. 2, May 2013 - Court Upholds OFCCP's Jurisdiction Over Healthcare Providers

A federal district court has confirmed the position of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finding that three hospitals providing medical services to U.S. government employees, and receiving payments...more

Playing Cards With a Government That Stacks the Deck - D.C. District Court Radically Expands The "Christian Doctrine" To...

On March 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision imposing certain socio-economic contract requirements on subcontractors operating hospitals associated with the University of...more

OFCCP Enforcement Powers Expanded Over Healthcare Industry

In a case closely monitored by the healthcare industry, a recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia expanded the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs...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

Court Ruling May Subject Hospitals and Health Care Providers to OFCCP Regulation

Hospitals, health care providers, and managers of other businesses across the country may be surprised to learn that under a new federal court ruling, their organizations may now qualify as government contractors or...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

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