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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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8TH CIRCUIT COURT ENDORSES NARROW INTERPRETATION OF BEING "SIMILARLY SITUATED"

June 16, 2014

The case is Young v. Builder’s Steel decided on 6/9/14 [2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10643] and may be viewed here. The facts of the case are that Michael Young was the only black employee in a 23-person shop in Kansas City in which he worked for 26 years...

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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP'S 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD IN HONOLULU

June 12, 2014

The 29th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss areas...

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TAKE HER TO SEA, DIRECTOR SHIU: NEW OFCCP REGULATIONS ON THE HORIZON

June 02, 2014

OFCCP is charging full steam ahead as their semiannual regulatory agenda forecasts the imminent publication of four Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) which are tremendously important to the contractor community. In their agenda, issued to the...

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2014 SWARM CONFERENCE MEETS HIGH EXPECTATIONS

May 21, 2014

The Annual Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) Region Industry Liaison Group (ILG) Conference is known for high-quality information sessions on topics of interest to the federal contractor community, as well as active participation by...

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MIC CHECK: PAY DATA COLLECTION TOOL NPRM FOLLOWS ON HEELS OF OFCCP LISTENING SESSION

May 15, 2014

On April 29, 2014, the OFCCP held a “listening session” to discuss the forthcoming regulations addressing President Obama’s Executive Order on pay discrimination and memorandum on contractor compensation data collection.  During this meeting, a...

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COMPENSATION DATA COLLECTION TOOL: EO SURVEY 2.0?

April 29, 2014

Overview

The new memorandum from President Obama, signed on Equal Pay Day, directs the Secretary of Labor to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) within 120 days of the date of this memorandum.  The rule will require Federal contractors to...

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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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PRESIDENT OBAMA CELEBRATES EQUAL PAY DAY BY SIGNING NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER AND ISSUING A MEMO FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

April 08, 2014

Today, April 8, 2014, the White House hosted a press conference in honor of Equal Pay Day.  Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013, based on national pay averages.  Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of...

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By Presidential Memorandum: Overtime Changes Brewing

April 01, 2014

The March 13, 2014 memorandum from President Obama to the DOL Secretary, Thomas Perez, sets the stage for additional revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act. While no specific action is addressed, the Secretary is directed to propose revisions to...

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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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DIRECTIVE 307: A YEAR IN REVIEW

March 17, 2014

It has been more than a year since OFCCP rescinded its Compensation Standards and issued Directive 307. As a result of this protocol change, OFCCP adopted a new method for grouping individuals for the purposes of reviewing compensation data. These...

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