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Australia’s Pay Gap Report Reveals Interesting Insights into Gender Parity

March 11, 2019

Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in partnership with Bankwest Curtin Economic Center (BCEC) recently released a report on gender pay gap across organizations in Australia. This study aimed to identify the causes of the gender pay...

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France Releases Decree on Annual Pay Gap Reporting

February 09, 2019

In September, 2018, France enacted a law to address the gender pay gap. The law introduced new obligations for companies to report any pay gaps and all the steps taken to mitigate those gaps. Recently, the French government issued Decree 2019-15...

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Directive 2019-01: Evaluation Procedures

November 30, 2018

With the release of Directive 2019-01, OFCCP rescinded the previously used Active Case Enforcement directive (DIR 2011-01) or ACE.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

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Reminder: VETS-4212 Extended Filing Deadline is November 15

November 06, 2017

VETS announced mid-September that the deadline for filing VETS-4212 reports would be extended to November 15, 2017 to accommodate the needs of those companies impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Federal contractors who file by the extended...

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Department of Labor proposes HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program

August 19, 2017

On August 18, 2017, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), an agency of the Department of Labor, released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose regulations implementing the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing...

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CLARIFIES EEO-1 AND VETS-4212 DATA COLLECTION AND FILING PERIOD

July 28, 2017

In June, The Institute for Workplace Equality sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) requesting that the filing period for VETS coincide with the EEO-1’s March 2018 filing. The Institute pointed out that this would allow contractors to use...

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An update on EEO-1 Report: Potentially No Funding for EEO Pay Component

July 21, 2017

There is no official news from the EEOC on the status of the pay component of the revised EEO-1 reports. As of now, the EEO-1 reports are due March 31st and required organizations will be required to report component 2 data in their filings for...

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OFCCP Prioritized Onsite Investigation Based on Oral Complaints

July 21, 2017

OFCCP brought a lawsuit against Baker DC, LLC (Baker) alleging denial of access and contractor non-compliance with an ongoing compliance review, and thereby violating Executive Order 11246, Section 503, & VEVRAA. The defendant argued that they were...

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Why Alexander Acosta might be a good pick for Secretary of Labor position

March 03, 2017

On February 16, Alexander Acosta, Dean of Florida International University (FIU), was nominated for Secretary of Labor, after the first nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing. Mr. Acosta has a vast amount...

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The OFCCP Institute Writes to EEOC requesting information on revised EEO-1 report

February 21, 2017

Through our previous blog posts, we have kept our readers updated on changes to EEO-1 reporting scheduled to go into effect March 2018. Recently, President Trump put forth a regulatory freeze on new and pending regulations, which affects the revised...

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Breaking News – Victoria Lipnic is the new EEOC acting chair

January 25, 2017

President Trump has named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic the Acting Chair of EEOC. Lipnic has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2010 and she was also unanimously confirmed in 2015 by the senate to serve her second term as Commissioner ending...

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President Trump Delivers Memorandum on Managing the Federal Regulatory Process

January 24, 2017

On Inauguration Day, the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, communicated President Trump’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process, which places a temporary freeze on any new and pending regulations. This regulatory freeze is...

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