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Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

January 21, 2021
Among the slate of new Executive Orders signed by President Biden is one providing comprehensive protections for individuals who have historically been subjected to discrimination based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
 
The first...
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OFCCP Issues Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report and “Certificates of Merit” for Contractors

January 21, 2021
Recently ,  OFCCP issued the first  Annual Report  on Section 503 Focused Reviews , following efforts to  actively  narrow - in on  their  commitment to disability inclusion

The report covers the number of Section 503 focused reviews scheduled and completed 

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Executive Order 13950 Overturned

January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has overturned the controversial Executive Order 13950: Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, effective immediately. Biden signed an Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the...
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New OFCCP Director: Jenny Yang, Former EEOC Chair

January 20, 2021
DCI has learned that former EEOC Chair, Jenny Yang, is the new Director of OFCCP , a political appointee under the new Biden administration.

Directly following President Biden’s Inauguration swearing-in today, the Department of Labor’s Leadership...

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EEOC Delays EEO-1 Opening until April 2021

January 12, 2021

EEOC announced today that the data collection for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 filings will be delayed until April 2021. The EEO-1 website also reflects this update.

As a reminder, EEOC previously announced a delay for both the 2019 and 2020 filings due...

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California DFEH Releases New FAQs: Surprising Requirements

January 08, 2021

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated the FAQs for the new pay data collection as of January 7, 2021 and a few items are a bit unexpected.

Although DFEH has worked to model their pay data collection after the...

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Breaking News: Biden Picks Marty Walsh to Head the Department of Labor

January 07, 2021

Following Congress’ confirmation of the Electoral College vote yesterday, Biden announced his pick for Secretary of Labor earlier this afternoon. If confirmed, Boston mayor Marty Walsh would take the helm at the agency in the new administration.

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District Court Injunction & OFCCP Signal Halt of EO 13950 Enforcement

January 05, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order 13950 (EO 13950), a controversial federal directive...

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OFCCP Proposes Promotion & Accommodation Focused Review Letters

December 22, 2020

OFCCP has proposed new scheduling letters for the Promotion and Accommodation Focused Reviews. Similar to the final letters for the Section 503 and VEVRAA focused reviews, these letters are condensed versions of the standard compliance review letter...

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OFCCP Releases Certainty Directive

December 15, 2020

With the release of Directive 2021-02, OFCCP has completed its commitment to the OFCCP principles, first announced in 2018, of Certainty, Efficiency, Recognition, and Transparency (or CERT).The Directive, effective December 11, 2020, commits the...

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OFCCP Extends Moratorium for VAHBP Providers

December 15, 2020

Directive 2021-01* has extended OFCCP’s current enforcement moratorium for all Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP) providers** by two years, through May 7, 2023. Historically, OFCCP has provided a moratorium for healthcare...

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DOL Releases Final Religious Exemption Rule

December 10, 2020

This week, The U.S. Department of Labor released a finalized rule that eases anti-discrimination restrictions for religious employers that contract with the federal government.

Under the new rule, religious federal contractors and sub-contractors...

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