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OFCCP’s New Pay Transparency Rule: Are You Prepared?

Posted in Affirmative Action, Federal Contractors
As we reported in a previous blog post, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13665 (titled Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information) took effect on January 11, 2016.  This Executive Order amended Executive Order 11246 by prohibiting Federal contractors from discharging or discriminating against employees or applicants who inquire about,… Continue Reading

Ten Steps Federal Contractors Should Take to Prepare for OFCCP’s Revised Regulations Applicable to Veterans and Disabled Individuals

Posted in Affirmative Action, Federal Contractors
The revised Regulations issued by the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), addressing affirmative action obligations applicable to disabled individuals under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 503”), and to protected veterans pursuant to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (“VEVRAA”), become effective March… Continue Reading

New Affirmative Action Regulations Require Hiring Goals for Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans

Posted in Affirmative Action
On August 27, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced final new regulations for Federal contractors for compliance under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 503") and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act ("VEVRAA").  The final rules will become effective 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.… Continue Reading

OFCCP Issues Criminal Records Directive

Posted in Affirmative Action
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a new Directive on January 29, 2013, consistent with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.… Continue Reading

OFCCP Increases Its Focus on Compensation Issues

Posted in Affirmative Action, Federal Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has significantly increased its focus on employers’ compensation systems during scheduled affirmative action compliance audits.  In fiscal year 2011, OFCCP had 27 compliance evaluations with pay provisions for alleged compensation disparities, totaling $1.06 million in monetary benefits.  In 2010, OFCCP reached 10 settlements… Continue Reading

Federal Contractors Should Prepare for OFCCP’s New Enforcement Efforts

Posted in Affirmative Action, Federal Contractors
Federal contractors may want to start preparing for proposed changes to the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP"), in connection with federal contractors’ affirmative action obligations.  OFCCP expects to have new final regulations in place during 2012, which will increase federal contractors’ obligations regarding veterans and… Continue Reading

Major Changes Proposed for Affirmative Action Plans Covering Individuals with Disabilities

Posted in Affirmative Action, Federal Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP"), recently issued a proposal to revise the regulations applicable to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal contractors to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities.  The proposed changes, if implemented, will substantially increase… Continue Reading