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Seventh Circuit Ruling Regarding Who is Covered by the ADEA

February 04, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the protections against disparate impact age discrimination afforded by the ADEA apply only to employees, not outside job applicants, in the plain language reading of the...

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Gender Pay Equity Lawsuit filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

January 14, 2019

Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is suing the organization for $200,000 in back pay.  The lawsuit, filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) in July, alleges that she should be given equal pay for equal...

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More Audits, Less Time: A Review of Conciliation Agreements

January 03, 2019

As OFCCP moves away from the Active Case Enforcement (ACE) approach to audits, the number of audits will increase and the timeframes for these compliance reviews will decrease (see this previous blog post for more context ...

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Directive 2019-03: Opinion Letters and Help Desk

November 30, 2018

Directive 2019-03 aims to enhance the established, and well utilized, OFCCP Help Desk. Last year, Help Desk received over 2,600 inquiries and OFCCP aims to increase its efficiency. Help Desk is a compliance assistance tool designed for providing...

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Directive 2019-01: Evaluation Procedures

November 30, 2018

With the release of Directive 2019-01, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) rescinded the previously used Active Case Enforcement directive (DIR 2011-01) or ACE. The directive directs both staff and the contractor community to...

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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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OFCCP Releases 750 CSAL Letters – What You Need to Know

September 10, 2018

On September 7, 2018, OFCCP announced the release of 750 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Contractors receiving a CSAL should theoretically have, at least, 45 days advance notice prior to receiving a...
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Religious Directive: What is a Contractor to Do?

September 09, 2018

When President Trump took office almost two years ago, one of his first acts was to issue a freeze on new and pending regulations. Since then, OFCCP has released a flurry of directives (sub-regulatory guidance) and guidance related to compliance and...

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Target Settles Law Suit Regarding Criminal History Screening

April 06, 2018

Target Corp. entered into a preliminary settlement on April 5th to resolve charges of discrimination in using criminal history records in making hiring determinations for hourly and entry-level non-exempt positions. This settlement comes the same...

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Application of Human Capital Theory to the Analysis of Pay Equity

February 11, 2018

Recently, in some OFCCP audits and private litigation, the Agency and plaintiffs’ statistical experts have applied a Human Capital Theory (Becker, 1975) approach when evaluating compensation disparities between different subgroups. According to...

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A Look at the Annual DOL Report

February 08, 2018

The Department of Labor has released its plan for Fiscal Year 2018, including a look at where the OFCCP intends to go over the coming year.

 

The report highlights OFCCP’s switch from active case management to active case enforcement, and a broader...

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