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Congress Members Ask U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to Withdraw Proposed Executive Order 13673 Proposals

Following announcement of a two-week extension of the public comment period for proposals implementing Executive Order 13673, on July 15, 2015, a group of Congressional Chairs submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council requesting the agencies withdraw their pending proposed guidance and rule. The letter, signed by eight congressional committee … Continue Reading
July 19, 2015

Public Comment Period Extended for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rules and Guidance

The Department of Labor has extended the public comment period for the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673).  The Department of Defense has done the same with respect to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council  proposed regulations (“FAR Proposed Rule”) implementing the Executive Order.  The public... Continue Reading
July 13, 2015

OFCCP Sends Pay Transparency Regulations to OMB for Final Approval

This week OFCCP sent its final regulations implementing Executive Order 13665 (“Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information”), or commonly referred to as the Pay Transparency Executive Order to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. OFCCP published the proposed rules on September 17, 2014 and the public comment period closed December 16, 2014. Final... Continue Reading
July 9, 2015

Protecting Your Proactive Pay Analyses

The Obama Administration has made it clear that closing the persistent gender “wage gap” is one of its top EEO priorities. As such, OFCCP has ramped up its enforcement of equal pay laws, including rewriting its compensation investigation guidelines with Agency Directive 307, revamping its Division of Statistical Analyses, and reinventing the pay data component … Continue reading Protecting Your Proactive Pay Analyses
July 8, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to Again Review Higher Education Affirmative Action Case

In a week full of front-page news, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to again review the appropriateness of the University of Texas at Austin’s race-based admissions process in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The Supreme Court first reviewed the school’s consideration of race as a component of its admission process … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court to Again Review Higher Education Affirmative Action Case
June 29, 2015

EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

Responding to the recent United States Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued revised Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. In its press release announcing the updated guidance, the Agency explained the update to its previously released guidance were limited in scope and tailored to address the recent … Continue reading EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
June 25, 2015

Complimentary JL Webinar Discussing the New “Blacklisting” Executive Order Proposed Guidance and Regulations

As part of our continued efforts to analyze and disseminate information about the recently published proposed guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, JL will be hosting a complimentary webinar Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern, entitled “Understanding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“Blacklisting”) Executive Order – Ten Steps Contractors Should Take Now.” … Continue reading Complimentary JL Webinar Discussing the New “Blacklisting” Executive Order Proposed Guidance and Regulations
June 24, 2015

OFCCP’s Section 503 Regulations Withstand Challenge

The United States Supreme Court has declined to accept Associated Builders & Contractor’s request to review the legality of OFCCP’s recently enacted regulations for individuals with disability.  This rejection signals the end of ABC’s year and a half long challenge of the Agency’s Section 503 regulations. While this may be the final chapter for ABC’s challenge, the Agency and … Continue reading OFCCP’s Section 503 Regulations Withstand Challenge
June 16, 2015

Save the Date: 2015 ILG National Conference in New York City, July 28-31, 2015

With the official start of summer roughly a week away, it’s not too early to start planning for the upcoming ILG National Conference.  This year, the 33rd Annual Conference will be held in New York City from July 28-31, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. With the theme “Onward and Upward: Building the Future … Continue reading Save the Date: 2015 ILG National Conference in New York City, July 28-31, 2015
June 15, 2015

Complimentary Webinar: What to do When OFCCP Conciliation Efforts Fail

While we all hope that our OFCCP compliance reviews will end with a Notice of Closure with no violations, many employers are faced with a Notice of Violation citing technical or discrimination-based violations. In these instances, OFCCP will demand the contractor enter into a Conciliation Agreement to remedy the violations. But what happens when negotiations breakdown … Continue reading Complimentary Webinar: What to do When OFCCP Conciliation Efforts Fail
June 4, 2015

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