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$11.25 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2022 for Federal Contractors Subject to Obama-Era Executive Order

In the flurry of activity surrounding President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors,  federal contractors are also awaiting approval of regulations to implement President Biden’s Executive Order  raising the minimum wage for some federal contractor employees to $15 per hour. In the meantime, the provisions of former President... Continue Reading…
September 20, 2021

Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce Issues Broad FAQ with Implications for Federal Contractors and On-Site Employees

Yesterday, the Safer Workforce Taskforce (Task Force) publicized a slew of new FAQs with one set containing surprising information regarding federal contractors.  To be clear, this is not the guidance contractors are waiting for with respect to implementation of President’s Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.  With that said,... Continue Reading…
September 17, 2021

President Biden Signs Executive Order Announcing Plan For A COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement For Federal Contractor Employees

During a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Biden announced a broad plan that will include as-yet undefined guidance to require federal contractors to “provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards to their workers performing on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument.”  While the President’s remarks and the Administration’s corresponding plan suggest a vaccine... Continue Reading…
September 9, 2021

Updated Census Data Ready for Use for January 1, 2022 AAPs and Beyond

On the eve of the Labor Day weekend, OFCCP notified federal contractors of the availability of updated census data for use in determining the AAP availability of women and minorities:  Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation (EEO Tab).  While the data is not 2020 census data, it is based on 2014 through 2018 American Community Survey census... Continue Reading…
September 7, 2021

OFCCP Doubles-Down on Commitment to Review Construction Contractor Compliance with New CSAL

September is starting off in a hurry with a flurry of activity from OFCCP.  In addition to notices involving pay data and AAP verification, OFCCP also issued a new federal construction contractor Courtesy Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) identifying an additional 400 construction compliance reviews.  Simultaneously, OFCCP disclosed its Methodology for Developing the CSAL. Notably, the... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

OFCCP Moves Forward Towards AAP Verification

Among the many “hot” topics for federal contractors, OFCCP’s intention for AAP verification and/or certification ranks among the top.  In September 2020, OFCCP published a notice seeking comment on the possibility of an annual AAP certification and verification process.  Towards that end, the Agency also sought Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

OFCCP To Revisit Possibility of Using EEO-1 Pay Data for Enforcement

In November 2019, OFCCP announced it would not “request, accept or use” Component 2 pay data submitted by employers as part of EEOC’s previous pay data collection reporting obligation.  OFCCP’s notice followed on the heels of EEOC’s notice that it would not be seeking renewal of approval to collect pay data beyond 2017 and 2018.... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

UPDATE: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended Until October 25, 2021

The EEOC has announced on its EEO-1 Data Collection website that it has, again, extended the deadline for filing EEO-1 Reports this year—this time to October 25.  Employers still rushing to finalize and upload their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports by the prior August 23 deadline will certainly welcome this extra breathing room. But EEOC’s announcement... Continue Reading…
August 18, 2021

That’s A Wrap: OFCCP Regional Director Panel Closes Out the 2021 NILG National Conference

The final day of the 2021 NILG National Conference ended on a high note with presentations from, and panel discussions with, OFCCP Regional Directors Melissa Speer (SWARM), Aida Collins (SE), Michele Hodge (MidAtlantic) and Diana Sen (NE).  The four women represented the six OFCCP regions, speaking on behalf of Jane Suhr (Pacific) and Carmen Navarro... Continue Reading…
August 4, 2021

EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows Opens Day Two of 2021 ILG National Conference

On the heels of a successful first day of the 2021 ILG National Conference, attendees were treated to an in-person morning keynote speech from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte Burrows to kick-off the second day of the conference. Chair Burrows recognized in her opening remarks the current challenges facing our nation can sometimes seem... Continue Reading…
August 3, 2021

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