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Help Is Here! Task Force Releases Documents to Enhance Compliance with California Equal Pay Act

October 26, 2018

California is leading the country in its momentum to address gender pay inequity—as evident by the passing of the California Fair Pay Act (CFPA) in October 2015 and the September 2018 release of guidance for employees, employers, and unions on its...

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Rewarding Employers who Recruit, Employ, and Retain Our Nation’s Heroes

October 22, 2018

DOL has announced its new HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program that allows employers to be publicly recognized for their commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans (program fact sheet).  Known as the HIRE Vets Act, the Act was enacted by...

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OFCCP Releases Notice for Public Comment on Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

October 20, 2018

On October 19, 2018, OFCCP released a notice asking for public comment on its proposed Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award. The LEAD Award is a joint effort from OFCCP with the DOL’s Women’s Bureau to “recognize contractor best...

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Affirmative Action in District Court: SFAA v. Harvard

October 16, 2018

Affirmative Action in the educational admissions process is in the spotlight again. On October 15th, arguments began in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, in the U.S. District Court for the District...

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Recent OFCCP Settlements: The Hiring Trend Continues

October 13, 2018

On October 12th, OFCCP announced eight settlements that totaled approximately $1.5 million. Six of the settlements were related to hiring practices. Below is a brief description of each.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.: A Reading, PA location of...

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OFCCP Offers Compliance Relief for Contractors Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018

Craig Leen, Acting Director of OFCCP, authored a memorandum granting federal contractors a limited exemption & waiver from some required compliance efforts following Hurricane Michael. The memo details its intention to assist new supply & service...

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Memorandum of Understanding between OFCCP & NILG

October 08, 2018

OFCCP has a released a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) detailing the respective commitments that OFCCP and the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) will make in furthering compliance assistance. The tone of this memo is in keeping with the...

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David Cohen and Joanna Colosimo Published in Law360 Article

October 01, 2018

On October 1, 2018, DCI President David Cohen and Director of EEO Compliance Joanna Colosimo were published in Law360. Their expert analysis "A Closer Look at OFCCP's New Compensation Directive" can be read here:  ...

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Transparency on Audit Trends

September 25, 2018

In line with the current objective of transparency, OFCCP has publicly shared with federal contractors the scheduling methodology for identifying establishments to audit, parameters for requesting an extension to submit materials for a desk audit...

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VETS-4212 Deadline Fast Approaching

September 24, 2018

The deadline for filing your 2018 VETS-4212 reports is fast approaching, on September 30th. At this time, federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract of $150,000 or more are required to file these reports.

As a reminder,...

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Another Day Another Directive (or Two)

September 19, 2018

OFCCP released two new directives today, bringing the total number of directives issued since August 10, 2018 to seven. OFCCP had only issued 14 directives total, prior to this year.

The first new directive (Directive 2018-08) outlines efforts to...

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Texas v EEOC: DOJ Weighs in on Technicalities

September 17, 2018

Briefly, the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed in on the appeal to the State of Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) district court ruling from February. The main crux of the submitted brief re-asserts that Texas has no standing...

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