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Kristen Pryor, M.S.

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A Review of the 2018 New Jersey Pay Act

February 12, 2019

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The amendment became effective July 1, 2018, just over two months after the legislation was signed by the governor. Since that time, employers...

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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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Gordon Food Service Settles with OFCCP for $1.85 Million

June 01, 2016

On May 11, OFCCP announced that Gordon Food Service (GFS) settled with the agency, agreeing to pay $1.85 million to female applicants to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination for laborer positions at four separate locations:  two in Michigan,...

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EEOC Holds Hearing on Proposed Changes to EEO-1 Form

March 30, 2016

On March 16, 2016, the EEOC held a public hearing on its proposed revisions to the Employee Information Report (EEO-1). The hearing opened with statements from each of the EEOC commissioners.  Following the EEOC opening statements, OFCCP Director,...

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Statistical Analysis: Capitalizing on Chance

March 14, 2016

Most scientific studies include people talking about “statistically significant” results that support whatever effect they are examining, typically mentioning p-values less than .05 as sufficient evidence. This is true in adverse impact analyses as...

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Fiscal Year End OFCCP Trends

October 12, 2015

In previous years, DCI has noted that the end of the Federal government’s fiscal year tends to also be a busy time for OFCCP settlements. In our 2014 blog, we identified six settlements with press releases in the month of September alone.  It is...

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OFCCP Posts “EEO is the Law” Mandatory Supplement

September 24, 2015

OFCCP posted a Mandatory Supplement, revised September 2015, to the EEOC’s “EEO is the Law” poster at the time the final Pay Transparency Rule was posted. The supplement outlines the regulatory updates for federal contractors, which are not yet...

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No Extensions on the VETS-4212 Filings so Far

September 18, 2015

As we previously noted, the EEO-1 reporting deadline has been extended to October 30, 2015. However, the VETS-4212 reporting deadline remains September 30, 2015. The batch upload functionality, which was malfunctioning through last week in the VETS...

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HIRING BENCHMARK: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

May 14, 2015

There appears to still be confusion around what contractors are required to do with the VEVRAA annual hiring benchmark. Specifically, what should a contractor compare to the hiring benchmark?

    1. The contractor’s employment of protected veterans
    2. The...
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SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY FINAL RULE: WHAT DO CONTRACTORS NEED TO DO?

March 03, 2015

The final rule for prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was published December 9, 2014. This rule becomes effective on April 8, 2015. Many contractors are wondering what actions need to be taken to comply with...

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Proposed Rulemaking for Revisions to Sex Discrimination Guidelines Released

January 28, 2015

Today, January, 28, 2015, OFCCP released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the long awaited revisions to the Sex Discrimination Guidelines (RIN 1250-AA05).  The proposed changes are presented to align the guidance with laws, court...

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OFCCP RELEASES NEW FAQs ON THE REVISED SCHEDULING LETTER

December 10, 2014

OFCCP has just released three new FAQs regarding the partial year data and analysis required for the Section 503 and VEVRAA items in the revised scheduling letter.  As presented in a previous blog, FAQs regarding how to submit compensation data...

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