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Tips and Reminders for VETS-4212 Reporting

September 03, 2015

The 2015 filing period for EEOC and VETS reporting has now begun and contractors will have until September 30 to complete the annual filing requirements. As you may recall, VETS has implemented the newly revised VETS-4212 report, which has taken the...

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DOL-Issued Proposed Guidance on “Blacklisting” Executive Order Raises Major Concerns for Contractors

June 22, 2015

Nearly one year has passed since the signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (EO 13673) by President Obama on July 24, 2014. On May 28, 2015, a news release announced the publication of the proposed guidance issued by the...

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RECENT DOL REPORT ON VETERAN EMPLOYMENT SUGGESTS WHAT HAS IMPROVED (AND WHAT HASN'T) OVER THE PAST YEAR

April 02, 2015

On March 18, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a news release providing the most up-to-date facts and figures on national veteran employment. Using 2014 employment data from the Current...

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SUBMITTING AN UPDATE PLAN IN AN OFCCP AUDIT: WHAT IS THE TEMPORAL SCOPE?

February 03, 2015

In the wake of the new scheduling letter (released in October 2014) and the ensuing OFCCP audit activity, contractors are taking steps to prepare for possible audits. The contractor community has raised a number of questions and concerns in response...

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UNDERSTANDING DATA AGGREGATION IN LOPEZ: WHAT FEDERAL CONTRACTORS SHOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THE RULING

November 03, 2014

Art Gutman recently summarized the ruling in Lopez v, City of Lawrence, a police promotion disparate impact case.   In this case, a district court judge ruled in favor of the employer along multiple dimensions, and rejected aggregation of test-taker...

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VETS-4212 To Replace VETS-100A: Final Ruling Brings Awaited Changes to Veteran Reporting Process

October 14, 2014

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued the final rule to revise reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as...

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PLEASE REFER TO THE CBA: RECENT OFCCP AUDITS FOCUS ON PAY PRACTICES FOR BARGAINING EMPLOYEES

September 16, 2014

This is the second blog in our series on Steering and OFCCP enforcement.  As discussed in our first blog of the series, OFCCP has focused on investigating compensation as a byproduct of steering during compensation reviews.  Toward that end, DCI has...

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NEW VEVRAA FAQS: CAN EMPLOYERS OVERRIDE PROTECTED-VETERAN STATUS POST-OFFER?

July 07, 2014

Among the new FAQs released on June 18, 2014, OFCCP responded to the following contractor question:

“If an individual self-identifies as a protected veteran at the pre-offer stage of the application process, but does not self-identify again at the...

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DCI STAFF TO SPEAK AT 32ND ANNUAL ILG NATIONAL CONFERENCE

May 19, 2014

The 32nd annual Industry Liaison Group (ILG) national conference and exposition will be held on August 5th – 8th in Washington, DC. This year’s conference has been themed “learn from the legacy, while focusing on the future” in honor of the 50 year...

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MONETARY FINES TO INCREASE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH "EEO IS LAW" POSTER REQUIREMENTS

April 15, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that, as of April 18, 2014, the fine for organizations failing to comply with the “EEO is Law” posting requirements will increase from $110 to $210 per violation. The “EEO is Law”...

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INQUIRES ABOUT DOL'S FUTURE PLANS FOR LGBT

April 01, 2014

In a letter addressed to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, 19 Democrats from the House of Representatives inquired about the extent to which the Department of Labor (DOL) plans to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in...

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LISTING VS. POSTING QUALIFIED JOB OPENINGS: WHAT IS ACTUALLY REQUIRED OF CONTRACTORS?

March 04, 2014

There seems to be an ongoing misconception that federal contractors are required to post qualified job openings with the nearest State Employment Service office. The misconception arises from an affirmative action obligation that is required under...

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