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New Executive Order Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

April 29, 2021

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors and subcontractors from the current $10.95 per hour to $15 per hour. This impacts new or renewed contracts starting January 30, 2022 and...

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EEO-1 Notifications Mailed & System Delay Announced

April 22, 2021

With EEO-1 filings expected to begin next Monday, April 26th, DCI received insight today that employers have begun to receive notification letters from the EEOC that contain company-specific login information (i.e., company ID and passcode).

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 7: Recordkeeping for Internet Applicants

April 20, 2021

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP’s) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors has a surprisingly short entry on recordkeeping for Internet applicants and other applicants. This...

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Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Pay Data Submission

April 15, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, signed into law Senate Bill 1480, amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003. Under this new amendment, Illinois private employers are required to submit information, including pay data, to...

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Biden DOL Moves to Rescind Trump-Era Religious Exemption Rule

April 15, 2021

On March 23rd, 2021, Marty Walsh was sworn in as Secretary of Labor. On the same day, Mr. Walsh hit the ground running, delivering to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a proposal to rescind a controversial pending...

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OFCCP Reduces Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark to 5.6 Percent

April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.6 percent, slightly down from 5.7 percent in 2020.

This hiring benchmark indicates the percentage of total protected...

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EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Opening Date Announced

March 29, 2021

EEOC announced today, March 29, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on April 26, 2021 and will close on July 19, 2021.

The EEOC will begin to formally notify EEO-1 filers via email beginning today. Filers...

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 6: Invitation to Self-Identify

March 23, 2021

In this installment of our blog series regarding the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors, we are reviewing the requirements to invite...

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Breaking: Senate Confirms Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

March 23, 2021

On Monday, March 22nd, the Senate voted 68 to 29 to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary, a federal position that oversees workplace conditions, benefits and rights.  

Walsh has strong union ties dating back to his early twenties. By...

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 5: Recordkeeping Requirements

March 18, 2021

In this installment of our blog series regarding the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors, we are reviewing OFCCP’s recordkeeping requirements....

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Expected in July

March 15, 2021

EEOC announced Friday, March 12th that the filing portal is now expected to open at the end of April 2021 and close in July 2021. The exact open and close dates have not been announced, but EEOC did note that the closing date will be posted once the...

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OFCCP Creates Web Page for AAP Verification Interface

March 11, 2021
OFCCP’s website now has the addition of a landing page for “AAVI” or the Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface. 

The page says,Coming Soon” with the details “Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface (AAVI) is a secure web-based...

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