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President Obama Wins Re-Election: For OFCCP and Government Contractors, What Does this Mean?

Jackson Lewis  Webinar – November 14th 2:00 EST  As most of the country watched last night, Barack Obama won re-election as President of the United States.  During his first term in office, the President made pay equity one of his top civil rights enforcement agenda items – and OFCCP responded by becoming more aggressive in … Continue reading President Obama Wins Re-Election: For OFCCP and Government Contractors, What Does this Mean?
November 7, 2012

Agency’s Granting Some Leniency with EEO-1 and VETS-100/A Filing Deadlines in Wake of Sandy

We hope this post finds our friends and colleagues back East safe and recovering quickly from the effects of Sandy.  We wanted to pass along a quick note that we have heard from the EEOC.   While the Agency is  not granting formal extensions for EEO-1 filings, it will delay issuing Notices of Violations for 2 … Continue reading Agency’s Granting Some Leniency with EEO-1 and VETS-100/A Filing Deadlines in Wake of Sandy
November 2, 2012

Favorable Decision for TRICARE Employer Doesn’t Foreclose OFCCP Jurisdiction for All in the Healthcare Industry

Florida Hospital of Orlando received good news on Friday when the Administrative Review Board (ARB) found in their favor and concluded OFCCP could not subject the hospital to a compliance review.  While this decision answers the outstanding question of OFCCP jurisdiction for Florida Hospital, it is by no means establishes a blanket exemption for others, … Continue reading Favorable Decision for TRICARE Employer Doesn’t Foreclose OFCCP Jurisdiction for All in the Healthcare Industry
October 25, 2012

Fair Pay: A Top Priority for Everyone

Everyone is talking about pay discrimination these days.  Even the Presidential candidates (and their running mates) are focused on the persistent pay gap and their plans for addressing pay in the workplace over the next four years.  Regardless of which party wins the election, it is clear compensation will remain in the spot light.  It … Continue reading Fair Pay: A Top Priority for Everyone
October 19, 2012

Recent OFCCP Settlements Highlight the Agency’s Continued Focus on Applicant-to-Hire Adverse Impact

Despite OFCCP’s recent focus on compensation discrimination, pre-employment testing and good faith efforts for veterans and disabled individuals, the agency continues to investigate and enforce standard hiring discrimination cases.   Two recent OFCCP settlement agreements resolving allegations of hiring discrimination, while not the largest of OFCCP settlements, reinforce OFCCP’s continued commitment to investigate applicant-to-hire adverse impact.  Lund Boat … Continue reading Recent OFCCP Settlements Highlight the Agency’s Continued Focus on Applicant-to-Hire Adverse Impact
October 12, 2012

A Judge Who Understands Statistics – Apsley v. Boeing: An Age Discrimination Pattern or Practice Discrimination Case Where the Federal Court of Appeals Takes a Close Look at Plaintiff’s Statistics

In the recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals case, Apsley v. Boeing Co., the Court rejected statistical evidence offered by a class of approximately 700 older workers because the evidence inappropriately lumped together thousands of hiring decisions.   Plaintiffs’ statistical evidence analyzed the multi-facility workforce together as a whole and concluded there were five standard deviations … Continue reading A Judge Who Understands Statistics – Apsley v. Boeing: An Age Discrimination Pattern or Practice Discrimination Case Where the Federal Court of Appeals Takes a Close Look at Plaintiff’s Statistics
October 3, 2012

UPDATE: Deadline for Filing VETS Reports Extended to October 31, 2012

As an update to our post earlier this month regarding the deadline for filing VETS-100 and/or VETS-100A reports, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced today the deadline for VETS-100/100A report(s) in the 2012 cycle has been extended from September 30, 2012 to October 31, 2012.   All paper reports and … Continue reading UPDATE: Deadline for Filing VETS Reports Extended to October 31, 2012
September 25, 2012

EEOC’s Aggressive Strategic Enforcement Plan: Systemic Investigations of Employer Hiring Practices Top Priority

On September 4, 2012, EEOC released its draft four-year Strategic Enforcement Plan.  EEOC’s four-year strategic enforcement plan provides a window into the emerging priorities for the Commission.  The Agency’s announced its number one enforcement priority is identifying and remedying systemic hiring discrimination.  This is a game changer.  Instead of limiting investigations of single-charging party “garden … Continue reading EEOC’s Aggressive Strategic Enforcement Plan: Systemic Investigations of Employer Hiring Practices Top Priority
September 20, 2012

A Helpful Reminder: EEO-1 and VETS-100/100A Reports Due September 30, 2012

It’s that time of year again: the deadline to file Employer Information Report EEO-1s (EEO-1) and VETS-100/100A reports is September 30, 2012.  The EEO-1 report is an annual reporting of summary employee race and gender information filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The reports are filed electronically via the EEOC’s online filing portal.  … Continue reading A Helpful Reminder: EEO-1 and VETS-100/100A Reports Due September 30, 2012
September 10, 2012

In 2013, OFCCP to discontinue mailing CSALs and Instead to Use Its Website to Notify Contractors of Selection for Possible Compliance Reviews; that information will be accessible by the public

Yesterday in a live, remote broadcast from Washington, D.C., Tom Dowd, OFCCP Director of Program Operations, informed the attendees at the National ILG conference that OFCCP will continue to issue corporate scheduling announcement letter notifications (CSALs).  That’s good news.  But he didn’t stop there.    In a significant change, Director Dowd announced the CSALs will no … Continue reading In 2013, OFCCP to discontinue mailing CSALs and Instead to Use Its Website to Notify Contractors of Selection for Possible Compliance Reviews; that information will be accessible by the public
August 31, 2012

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