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UK Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting

March 31, 2017

As United States employers see increasing legislative requirements for eliminating the gender pay gap, companies around the world are seeing similar trends coming from their national governments.

On April 6, 2017, the UK’s Equality Act 2010 (Gender...

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Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Has Been Updated to 6.7 Percent

March 31, 2017

Today, March 31, 2017, the annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark was updated on the VEVRAA Benchmark Database.  The benchmark – 6.7 percent – is effective March 31, 2017.

Contractors who adopted the...

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President Trump Issued Executive Order Revoking Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces

March 28, 2017

On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed new legislation revoking Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces. As a result, federal contractors will not be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bid...

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Predictions for the OFCCP 2018 Budget

March 28, 2017

President Trump recently released two items of interest to this industry: 1) an Executive Order on March 13th directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to propose a plan with the assistance of each agency to reorganize the...

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Third Circuit Rules In Favor Of Subgroup Comparisons In ADEA Adverse Impact Claims

March 24, 2017

The case is Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, a class action ADEA ruling handed down on 1/10/17 [849 F.3d 61]. Pittsburgh Glass Works (the Company) terminated 100 employees across 40 locations in a RIF.  There was no layoff plan.  In the words of...

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Eleventh Circuit Issues Critical Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

March 23, 2017

The case is Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital decided on 3/10/17 [2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4301].  Three things make this case special.  First, it’s a 2-1 opinion that is likely to lead to an en banc ruling by all available 11th Circuit judges. ...

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For Whom The Clock Tolls

March 22, 2017

The case is McKeny v. Middleton, decided on 3/16/17 in the Southern District of Ohio [2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37912].  Timothy McKeny, an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Ohio University, was denied tenure by Dean...

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OFCCP Begins Mailing Scheduling Letters

March 22, 2017

DCI has just learned that OFCCP began to send out audit scheduling letters on March 17th.  At this time we are not certain how many were sent out, but we do know that 800 CSALs (Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters) were sent to contractor...

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Diversity Challenges in the Tech Industry

March 14, 2017

With the recent news on diversity and inclusion challenges surfacing at Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick shared workforce diversity data related to technology teams. It was reported that Uber had 15.1% women in technical staff positions. Although other...

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Recent Trend for 2017 OFCCP CSALs

March 13, 2017

As noted in a recent blog, 800 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL or courtesy letter) were sent to contractor establishments on February 17, 2017. CSALs serve to give contractors advanced notice that one (or more) of their...

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What the Revised Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision Means for You

March 09, 2017

As outlined in the Pay Transparency rule, federal contractors who enter into a new or modified contract of $10,000 or more on or after January 11, 2016 must not discharge or otherwise discriminate against employees or job applicants for discussing,...

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Why Alexander Acosta might be a good pick for Secretary of Labor position

March 03, 2017

On February 16, Alexander Acosta, Dean of Florida International University (FIU), was nominated for Secretary of Labor, after the first nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing. Mr. Acosta has a vast amount...

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