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OFCCP Announces 2018 Veteran Hiring Benchmark

On March 30, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released its 2018 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) Benchmark. Effective March 31, 2018, the new benchmark is 6.4%,…more
 /  Government Contracting

OFCCP Announces New Compliance Evaluation Experience Survey

This week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it will be sending a survey to federal contractors in an effort to “continue improving communication, transparency, and timeliness during…more
 /  Government Contracting

Humana Settles Pay Bias Claims for $2.5 Million

Earlier this week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it entered into a conciliation agreement with Humana Inc. (“Humana”) to resolve allegations that Humana paid hundreds of women at its…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

OFCCP Issues First Directive Under Trump Administration

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, federal contractors have been waiting to see what changes the new administration would make to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Thus far, the greatest…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To OFCCP Budget

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. As it did last year, the budget proposes significant cuts to the funds allocated to OFCCP…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Potential Government Shutdown – What Every Government Contractor Needs To Know

Once again, a government shutdown seems inevitable. During previous government shutdowns, government agencies and departments issued stop-work orders, grinding work on government projects and contracts to a halt. Contractors…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Case with LandCare USA, LLC

The Austin, Texas location of LandCare USA, LLC (the “Company”), a company providing landscaping services, recently entered into a conciliation agreement with the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Appoints New Director (Not Craig Leen)

Two weeks after reports emerged that a new director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) had been appointed, according to the OFCCP’s website, Ondray T. Harris has been appointed as the next director…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Reports: Craig Leen’s Appointment As OFCCP Director Remains Uncertain

As we previously reported, various media outlets reported earlier this month that Coral Gables City Attorney, Craig Leen, would be appointed Director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). These…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Reports: New OFCCP Director Appointed

According to multiple sources, on November 13, 2017, Craig E. Leen, was appointed the new Director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Mr. Leen has been the City Attorney for Coral Gables, Florida…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Files Its First Complaint Against A Federal Contractor During the Trump Administration

On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) filed its first Complaint against a federal contractor since President Trump took office. The Complaint alleges that contractor Advance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

OFCCP Issues Compliance Relief to Federal Contractors in Wake of Devastating Hurricanes

In the wake of the devastating series of hurricanes throughout the United States, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has provided compliance exemptions to federal contractors providing hurricane…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase Announced – Changes Effective January 1, 2018

On September 15, 2017, the Department of Labor announced an increase in the minimum wage that certain federal contractors must pay to employees. This comes as part of a planned incremental increase in the federal contractor…more
 /  Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Holds First of Three Compliance Assistance Town Hall Meetings

As we previously reported, the OFCCP announced in August that it would hold three “compliance assistance” town hall meetings. The first was held on September 19, 2017, at the Department of Labor’s Headquarters in Washington,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Department Of Labor Challenges ALJ’s Decision On Google’s Obligation To Respond To OFCCP Data Requests

In July, we reported that an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) had ruled on OFCCP’s dispute with Google over the tech giant’s refusal to turn over certain documents in connection with a routine audit of Google’s headquarters. In…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law
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