President Obama Expected to Soon Announce New Head of Department of Labor

In the time since former head of the Department of Labor Hilda Solis resigned from her position, we’ve been interested in who President Obama would tap to carry out the ambitious goals of his second term.  The wait is almost over as we anticipate that President Obama will soon name Thomas Perez to fill the void … Continue reading President Obama Expected to Soon Announce New Head of Department of Labor
March 11, 2013

Complimentary Webinar on OFCCP’s “Game Changing” Compensation Directive

In an effort to provide the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and its compliance officers “more flexibility” in the review of employer pay practices, the Agency has rescinded its own compensation standards and voluntary guidelines and issued a new “game-changing” Directive. Under the new Directive, OFCCP commits to developing a “case-by-case” approach to investigating employer pay … Continue reading Complimentary Webinar on OFCCP’s “Game Changing” Compensation Directive
March 7, 2013

Testing Expert Dr. Richard Fischer Leaving OFCCP

While the federal contractor community (including us) are digesting the recent rescission of the OFCCP’s compensation standards and the impact of Directive 307, other changes are afoot at the Agency.  We have confirmed that Dr. Richard Fischer, OFCCP’s IO Psychologist and testing expert is resigning from the Agency effective March 8, 2013.   For the time … Continue reading Testing Expert Dr. Richard Fischer Leaving OFCCP
February 28, 2013

UPDATE: Additional Insights into OFCCP’s Rescission of Compensation Standards

As an update to our breaking news post yesterday, we have published additional, initial, thoughts on OFCCP’s rescission of its Compensation Standards and the impact of the Agency’s new pay investigation procedures. See the following article on the Jackson Lewis website:  OFCCP Rescinds Compensation Standards and Will Develop New ‘Case-by-Case’ Investigative Approach. We continue to digest … Continue reading UPDATE: Additional Insights into OFCCP’s Rescission of Compensation Standards
February 27, 2013

Hot Off the Press: OFCCP Rescinds Compensation Standards

OFCCP announced today that it has officially rescinded the 2006 Compensation Standards, effective February 28, 2013.  In an effort to have “more flexibility” in its review of employer pay, OFCCP has finally taken the compensation standards off the books. In the 52-page Notice of Final Rescission OFCCP stated it does not intend to replace the Standards with … Continue reading Hot Off the Press: OFCCP Rescinds Compensation Standards
February 26, 2013

Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities: OFCCP’s Top Priority

As we have mentioned previously, OFCCP has not been quite about its stated agenda to assist veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The Agency has proposed regulations addressing employer obligations for both groups that, if published, will be “game changes” for the contractor community. Even without the finalization of these regulations, OFCCP is vigorously enforcing the … Continue reading Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities: OFCCP’s Top Priority
February 25, 2013

OFCCP’s Looking into All Kinds of Your Pay

Watch out – OFCCP’s interested in your pay data – all of your pay data. OFCCP, particularly in corporate audits, is digging into compensation other than base pay.  Even if there are no flags or other statistical indicators in the data submitted to the agency (either in Item 11 data or 14-factor data in OFCCP … Continue reading OFCCP’s Looking into All Kinds of Your Pay
February 21, 2013

EEOC Taking Aggressive Measures Towards “Eradicating Systemic Discrimination” By Expanding Investigations to Include Non-Alleged Class Discrimination

It was only a matter of time, but it has happened.  In a letter received recently the EEOC advised it was expanding a single charge alleging disability discrimination, into include the non-alleged issue of nationwide class discrimination in hiring.  (See actual letter below).   Letter from EEOC – expanding jurisdiction  What?!  Non-Alleged??!  Nationwide?  Yes, you read … Continue reading EEOC Taking Aggressive Measures Towards “Eradicating Systemic Discrimination” By Expanding Investigations to Include Non-Alleged Class Discrimination
February 14, 2013

OFCCP Implements New Directive On Use of Criminal Record In Hiring

Almost a year after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its enforcement guidance on employers’ use of arrest and conviction records when making employment decisions, OFFCP has issued Directive 306, instructing federal contractors to strongly consider federal anti-discrimination laws before excluding applicants from employment  based on criminal history records. What does this mean to … Continue reading OFCCP Implements New Directive On Use of Criminal Record In Hiring
February 7, 2013

Complimentary Webinar: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

 As we shared with you earlier this month, the new FAR regulations surrounding the non-displacement of qualified workers from  existing government contracts went into effective January 18, 2013.  Our Jackson Lewis colleagues have prepared a practical guide to understanding and complying with these new regulations.  Click here to view the complimentary webinar
January 30, 2013

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