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President Biden Issues Executive Order to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Across Federal Government

July 07, 2021

On June 25th, President Biden issued an executive order, and accompanying fact sheet, designed to “advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across the Federal Government” for disadvantaged groups.  

Who does this impact? 

The order...

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Biden DOL Moves to Rescind Trump-Era Religious Exemption Rule

April 15, 2021

On March 23rd, 2021, Marty Walsh was sworn in as Secretary of Labor. On the same day, Mr. Walsh hit the ground running, delivering to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a proposal to rescind a controversial pending...

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Breaking: Senate Confirms Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

March 23, 2021

On Monday, March 22nd, the Senate voted 68 to 29 to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary, a federal position that oversees workplace conditions, benefits and rights.  

Walsh has strong union ties dating back to his early twenties. By...

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New EEO-1 Site Contact Option

February 17, 2021
On February 8, 2021, the EEOC announced that EEO-1 filers now have the capability to confirm and/or update their company’s contact information through a new Contact Us form.

Additionally, employers can use the form to submit the following to EEOC:

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Julie Su Nominated for Deputy Secretary of Labor

February 17, 2021
President Biden nominated Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, to serve as the deputy secretary of labor, the second-highest-ranking position in the Department of Labor.

If confirmed, Su will work directly...

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Pay Data Panel Announced

January 26, 2021

Yesterday, January 25, 2021, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) announced committee member assignments for an ad hoc panel assembled to review the compensation data collected by EEOC. As a reminder, on July 16, 2020, EEOC announced the funding...

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District Court Injunction & OFCCP Signal Halt of EO 13950 Enforcement

January 05, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order 13950 (EO 13950), a controversial federal directive...

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DOL Releases Final Religious Exemption Rule

December 10, 2020

This week, The U.S. Department of Labor released a finalized rule that eases anti-discrimination restrictions for religious employers that contract with the federal government.

Under the new rule, religious federal contractors and sub-contractors...

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CA Pay Reporting – Updated FAQs posted

December 01, 2020

On November 23, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released new FAQs to clarify requirements of new California pay data reporting set to go into effect next year. As commented on in our October 1, 2020 and November...

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NAACP LDF Adds Lawsuit to Chorus of Voices Opposing Executive Order 13950

November 02, 2020

On Thursday, October 29, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc (LDF) filed a constitutional challenge to Executive Order 13950, labeling it “an extraordinary and unprecedented” federal act that violates first amendment rights and “strikes...

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Attn Construction Industry:  New Compliance Check Scheduling Letters Approved

April 07, 2020

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved OFCCP’s information collection request for two new compliance check scheduling letters for the construction industry.  One version is for construction contractors whose...

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OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justifies Increase in Requested Funds with Promise of More Audits

February 12, 2020

OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justification, just released Monday, February 10, shows an increase in requested funds as compared to FY2020 (103.6M) in anticipation of conducting more compliance evaluations (i.e., full compliance reviews,...

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