OFCCP’s Budget Justification Document Further Emphasizes Enterprise-Wide Focused Reviews

In addition to detailing it’s definition of a systemic discrimination case, OFCCP’s 2014 budget justification document also confirms the Agency’s intent to implement an enterprise-wide investigative process (as opposed to focusing on individual establishments). In its budget justification document OFCCP states that focusing on identifying issues across multiple facilities will ensure that corporate-wide changes in … Continue reading OFCCP’s Budget Justification Document Further Emphasizes Enterprise-Wide Focused Reviews
April 30, 2013

OFCCP’s Budget Justification Gives Insight Into Agency’s Definition of “Systemic Discrimination”

As we recently shared, OFCCP has issued its budget justification for fiscal year 2014.  As part of this document, OFCCP shared the details of how it will define a “systemic discrimination” case. OFCCP defines systemic discrimination as a case meeting one of two criteria: (a) the case addresses a measurable pattern of discrimination (either based on findings … Continue reading OFCCP’s Budget Justification Gives Insight Into Agency’s Definition of “Systemic Discrimination”
April 22, 2013

Confirmation Hearings Begin for Labor of Secretary Nominee

Senate confirmation hearings began today for labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez, whose nomination was announced in March.  During the first day of hearings, Perez, who would replace former labor secretary Hilda Solis, was grilled, as expected, on his involvement in controversial voting rights cases as well as his management “style” during his tenure in the Department … Continue reading Confirmation Hearings Begin for Labor of Secretary Nominee
April 19, 2013

OFCCP Asks for More Money in 2014 to Fund Expanded Pay Investigations

In its recently released 2014 budget justification document OFCCP sought an approximate $1.1million dollar funding increase over 2013 levels.  Following on the heels of its rescission of the 2006 Compensation Standards and Guidelines and implementation of Directive 307, OFCCP states the influx of cash will go to fund the Agency’s continued quest to “narrow the … Continue reading OFCCP Asks for More Money in 2014 to Fund Expanded Pay Investigations
April 17, 2013

Federal Court Sides with OFCCP in Hospital Jurisdiction Case

In yet the latest chapter of the ongoing debate between the health care industry and OFCCP over the reach of the Agency’s jurisdiction, a federal court has determined OFCCP has jurisidction over three Pittsburgh-area hospitals receiving payments from a health plan for providing medical services to U.S. government employees. In light of this decision, OFCCP likely … Continue reading Federal Court Sides with OFCCP in Hospital Jurisdiction Case
April 7, 2013

Breaking News: OFCCP Sends Out Large Wave of Advance Notice Letters Notifying Employers of Compliance Audits

On March 27, 2013 OFCCP sent out a wave advance notice letters –referred to as CSAL’s – to employers across the country.  In November, 2012, OFCCP emailed more 1,750 CSALs.  We have learned the number of CSAL’s mailed last week exceeds the last round of notifications sent in November.  As result, employers can expect a … Continue reading Breaking News: OFCCP Sends Out Large Wave of Advance Notice Letters Notifying Employers of Compliance Audits
April 1, 2013

OFCCP Announces Hiring of a Labor Economist and Other Personnel Changes

As President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Labor, Thomas E. Perez awaits the confirmation process, Director Pat Shiu has announced leadership changes for OFCCP. In the wake of Dr. Richard Fischer’s departure, Dr. John Haymaker has been named Branch Chief for Field Liaison Operations and Technical Assistance and will be tasked with … Continue reading OFCCP Announces Hiring of a Labor Economist and Other Personnel Changes
March 26, 2013

“Test Your Test”: The Importance of Looking Critically at Your Employment Tests

As EEOC and OFCCP continue to focus on investigating andaddresing systemic discrimination in employer’s hiring practices, it is critical for employers to take a closer look at their employment tests. Matthew Camardella along with Anthea Dexter-Cooper of Jackson Lewis’ Long Island office recently provided some expert guidance and practical advice for employer who use (or are … Continue reading “Test Your Test”: The Importance of Looking Critically at Your Employment Tests
March 21, 2013

President Obama Announces Thomas E. Perez as Secretary of Labor Nominee

As we shared with you last week, President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.  If appointed, Perez will take the place of Hilda Solis, who resigned earlier this year. The confirmation process for Perez may not come without its challenges.   Perez has drawn criticism from some Conservatives regarding his … Continue reading President Obama Announces Thomas E. Perez as Secretary of Labor Nominee
March 18, 2013

OFCCP Offers Insights Into Agency’s New Compensation Directive

In a public webinar held earlier this week, OFCCP provided listeners with information and insights into the Agency’s recent rescission of the 2006 Compensation Standards and the implementation of Directive 307. As OFCCP’s Notice of Rescission made clear, the Agency felt constrained by the 2006 Standards and the new “case-by-case” approach to pay investigations will … Continue reading OFCCP Offers Insights Into Agency’s New Compensation Directive
March 14, 2013

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