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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

OFCCP Director Jenny Yang Addresses 2021 ILG National Conference

Hello and Welcome from the Opening Day of the 2021 Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference. After a year hiatus, the 2021 ILG National Conference officially kicked off today from Nashville, TN.  Offering access to programming both virtually and in person, the conference is working hard to address the realities of operating in a COVID... Continue Reading…
August 2, 2021

Breaking News: On-Site Federal Contractor Employees Not Fully Vaccinated May be Subject to Mask and COVID Screening Requirements

In an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, President Biden announced (in a July 29, 2021 White House Fact Sheet, as well as at a press conference) that on-site federal contractor employees will be asked about their vaccination status and if not fully vaccinated, be required to wear... Continue Reading…
July 29, 2021

On-Site Federal Contractor Employees Not Fully Vaccinated May be Subject to Mask and COVID Screening Requirements

In an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, President Biden announced (in a July 29, 2021 White House Fact Sheet, as well as at a press conference) that on-site federal contractor employees will be asked about their vaccination status and if not fully vaccinated, be required to wear... Continue Reading…
July 29, 2021

Proposed Regulations Implementing $15 Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Issued

As covered in our last blog post on this topic, President Biden issued Executive Order 14026  on April 27, 2021 raising to $15 per hour the minimum wage certain federal contractors must pay workers performing work “on or in connection with” a covered federal contract or subcontract.  According to the Executive Order, the Department of... Continue Reading…
July 21, 2021

Colorado Clarifies Rule on Remote Job Postings

The new Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEW) and Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) rules have been garnering a lot of attention in recent weeks. First, the litigation challenging the law has been dismissed following denial of Plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction. More recently, the law has been in the news in connection...… Continue Reading
July 19, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: OFCCP Publishes New Audit Scheduling (CSAL) List

OFCCP has announced the release of its FY 2021 CSAL.  The CSAL, known as the Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (or also referred to as the Courtesy Scheduling Announcement List) identifies 750 Supply and Service establishment-based full compliance reviews, Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCE), Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) Reviews and University Reviews. As it has... Continue Reading…
July 1, 2021

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended until August 23, 2021

The EEOC has announced the deadline for filing EEO-1 Reports has been extended.  The new filing deadline is NOW Monday, August 23, 2021. As a reminder this year’s reporting is for both the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 forms. Stay tuned for further updates. Continue Reading…
June 28, 2021

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Advance in Senate

On June 11, 2021 the U.S. Senate failed to approve advancement of the latest iteration of the Paycheck Fairness Act. In a procedural cloture vote that fell along party lines the Act fell short of receiving the required 60 votes needed to move forward. As a reminder, the version of the Act proposed in February...… Continue Reading
June 14, 2021

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