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Federal Contractor Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance Solution

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement is meant to ensure affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for job seekers and wage earners. The federal government spends more than $500...more

OFCCP to Publicize New Affirmative Action Requirements

Speaking to employers during a June 6 affirmative action conference, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) Director Patricia Shiu announced the agency’s plan to launch a public service announcement...more

Extended Leave Not a Reasonable Accommodation under the Rehabilitation Act, 10th Circuit Holds

A recent appellate court ruling may affect the ability of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to challenge "inflexible" employer leave policies, policies that result in the termination of employees who are...more

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Regulations Requiring Federal Agencies to Be ‘Model Employers’ of Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it is inviting public input on potential revisions to the regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law...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

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

OFCCP Updates Website With Resources For Section 503 Compliance

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

March 24th is Approaching: Complying With the New OFCCP Regulations

Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued new regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended (“Section 503”), and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment...more

OFCCP Issues Final Disability Self-Identification Form

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released the revised Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. All federal contractors will be required to use this form in inviting applicants and employees to...more

U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee's Recommendations for ADA-Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment: Implications for Health...

For the past several years, the health care community has been not only at the center of vigorous policy debates about the method of health care delivery in this country, but also in the crosshairs of agencies charged with...more

OFCCP Publishes FAQs Addressing Implementation of the New VEVRAA and Section 503 Final Rules

On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment...more

Did An Employer Inflate Its Worker’s Performance Deficiencies as a Pretext for Disability Bias? Mass. Court Says Maybe

On November 4, 2013, in Akerson v. Pritzker, No. 12-10240-PBS, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the race discrimination and Equal Pay Act claims brought by a former employee of the U.S....more

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Issues Controversial Guidance On Rights of Disabled Students to Participate in...

On Jan. 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (‘‘OCR’’) released a Dear Colleague Letter (‘‘DCL’’) providing guidance on the obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973...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

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

Federal Contractors Should be Planning Ahead for the New Section 503 and VEVRAA Rules

On August 27, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued two Final Rules, making significant changes to the regulations implementing affirmative action under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation...more

New Workforce Regulations for Federal Government Contractors About to Take Effect

On November 19, 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”) filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations affecting employers with more than 50 employees and with more than $50,000...more

Trade Association Challenges OFCCP's Rehabilitation Act Rule

A construction trade association has sued the director of the OFCCP and the Secretary of Labor, seeking to exclude government contractors in the construction industry from the data collection and utilization review analysis...more

OFCCP Places New Risks and Obligations on Contractors

Lost among much of the other news of recent weeks, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has taken steps that will likely complicate the management of organizations that choose to do business with the...more

Veterans Day Edition: The Federal Government’s Emphasis on Training and Hiring Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, this alert addresses contractors’ obligations with respect to veterans. As readers of this blog are aware, on August 27, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released its final...more

Employment Flash - November 2013

In This Issue: - OFCCP Releases VEVRAA and Rehabilitation Act Section 503 Final Rules - US Supreme Court to Decide Whether Severance Payments Are Subject to FICA - SDNY Rules That NYC Human Rights Law Does Not...more

OCR Investigations of Educational Institutions Find Violations of Title IX, Section 504, ADA

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that its compliance reviews of two educational institutions found one institution did not comply with Title IX in responding to incidents of...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

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