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Michael Aamodt, Ph.D.

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Assembling the Highlights from OFCCP v. Analogic Corporation

March 23, 2019

The decision handed down last week from Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Colleen A. Geraghty in OFCCP v. Analogic Corporation contains some important information for federal contractors. The case involved an allegation by OFCCP that Analogic paid...

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Daniel Gade Appointed to EEOC

August 21, 2017

President Donald Trump has appointed Dr. Daniel M. Gade to be the next EEOC commissioner. A native of Minot, ND, Gade will be the only EEOC commissioner who is not an attorney. He is an expert in both veteran’s and disability issues, a decorated...

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Practical versus Statistical Significance

February 02, 2016

In our previous blog on the topic of statistical significance, we discussed how to interpret the meaning of "statistically significant."  In this blog, we want to expand on the topic by discussing the difference between statistical and practical...

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A Brief Summary of the EEOC’s Pay Equity Addition to the EEO-1 Report

February 01, 2016

DCI reported on Friday the release of the EEOC’s revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which was officially published in the Federal Register today, February 1, 2016.  The EEO-1 report will continue to collect the race/ethnicity and...

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What Does a Statistically Significant Standard Deviation Mean?

January 20, 2016

In this multi-part blog series, we will cover various topics relevant to the Federal Contractor community as it relates to statistical analyses. We begin our series with a topic that is often misunderstood by both practitioners and enforcement...

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Congress Critical of OFCCP

January 11, 2016

If the recently passed federal FY2016 budget is any indication, Congress is not pleased with the current direction of OFCCP.  The first indication of this displeasure is the actual budget appropriation for OFCCP. OFCCP asked for a $7.2 million...

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The California Fair Pay Act: Does $0 Really Mean $0?

November 02, 2015

Prior to the recently enacted California Fair Pay Act (CFPA), federal and state laws and regulations allowed employers to justify sex differences in salaries by using statistical methodologies to control for legitimate pay factors such as education,...

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PREFERENTIAL HIRING BASED ON DISABILITY STATUS MAY BE A RISKY MOVE

June 27, 2014

On June 18, OFCCP updated the FAQs for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503). One notable addition pertains to preferential hiring of individuals with disabilities:

Under the new regulations, must a contractor hire an individual with a...

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELEASES NPRM REGARDING THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the enforcement of Executive Order 13658 that proposes to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contractors to $10.10 per hour.  Interested parties...

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OBAMA ISSUES SYMBOLIC EXECUTIVE ORDER ON RETALIATION FOR PAY DISCLOSURE

April 29, 2014

On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13665—Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information.  The Executive Order states,

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or...

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WILL THE EXECUTIVE ORDER RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE HURT CONTRACTORS?

April 01, 2014

On February 12, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13658, increasing the hourly minimum wage paid by federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10.  The minimum wage for tipped workers will also increase from $2.13 to $4.90 per hour. These...

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DCI Staff Attend 31st ILG Annual Conference Held in Indianapolis

August 14, 2013

The 31st Annual National Conference for the Industry Liaison Group (ILG) was held July 30 – August 2, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. This annual conference brings together members of the federal contracting community to discuss affirmative action and...

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