Posts Tagged ‘Compliance’

Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParitysm Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we look at New Jersey’s Diane…

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Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we are looking at San Francisco’s…

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OFCCP Initiates a New Voluntary Compliance Program

Contractors Can Avoid Compliance Evaluations with VERP

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive 2019-04, initiating a Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP) aimed at blending the OFCCP’s compliance evaluation and assistance activities with federal contractors’ own corporate compliance programs. The reward for voluntary participation is that VERP contractors will be excluded from the pool…

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EEOC Enforcements Efforts Focus on Sexual Harassment [Update]

EEOC Enforcements Efforts Focus on Sexual Harassment

Fiscal year 2018 saw the most enforcement litigation activity by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) than any year in the agency’s history since it was formed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those organizations that thought the level of EEOC enforcement activity would be slowing down under a Trump Administration may…

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New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

The New York State Department of Labor and State Division of Human Rights have issued final guidance for the state’s employer policies for workplace harassment that require every employer in the New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy. As part of the state’s budget bill, which was signed into law in April,…

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California’s New Salary History Ban Is Signed into Law

With the signing into law of bill AB 2282 by Governor Jerry Brown, California continues to take an aggressive stance towards achieving the goal of equal pay for all workers, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. The new law amends the existing state salary history ban which came into effect January 1, 2018 (AB 168).…

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Equal Pay Action Rings Loudly in France

Equal Pay Action Rings Loudly in France

Europe is on the front line of the Equal Pay movement these days. Iceland this year became the first country to mandate that companies with 25 or more full-time employees must submit proof that both men and women are paid equally. This spring, organizations of 250 or more employees in the United Kingdom began providing…

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OFCCP Mailing Notices of Compliance Reviews for 2018 [UPDATE]

OFCCP Mailing Notices of Compliance Reviews for 2018 [UPDATE]

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has now mailed 1,750 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) to federal contractors and subcontractors for FY 2018. The CSALs are being sent to service and supply contractors this month to provide them with advance notice that they may be selected for an OFCCP compliance review. OFCCP mails…

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OFCCP Provides Updated Guidance for Pay Equity Self Audits

OFCCP Provides Updated Guidance for Pay Equity Self Audits

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued new guidance on enforcement and compliance for reviewing contractor compensation practices during a compliance evaluation. The new guidance – Directive (DIR) 2018-05, Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation – is meant to emphasize OFCCP’s priority of eliminating pay discrimination…

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OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive (DIR) 2018–04 to provide guidance for federal contractors on enforcement and compliance practices regarding upcoming focused contractor reviews for the 2019 fiscal year. OFCCP is in the process of implementing an initiative to conduct focused reviews on select groups affected by Executive Order 11246…

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Data Quality is Critical to Addressing Pay Equity Issues. Just Ask Uber.

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A recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research into pay differences between men and women Uber drivers demonstrated how having the right type and amount of data can lead to helpful research findings. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating…

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Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum wage will change for many people working in California. As part of California’s statewide initiative to increase the minimum wage, Emeryville, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Milpitas, Pasadena, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and San Leandro will see increases in their minimum wages. In locations such as Emeryville, the wage…

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OFCCP to Issue Compliance Evaluation Experience Survey

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) appears to be on a mission in 2018 to improve its reputation with the federal contractors it regulates. The agency earlier this year issued a policy directive to increase transparency and communication about preliminary findings of discrimination in compliance evaluations of contractors. OFCCP announced last week that…

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OFCCP Directive Aims for Greater Transparency with Federal Contractors

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its first policy directive of 2018, standardizing the use of Predetermination Notices (PDN) in an effort to increase transparency and communication about preliminary findings of discrimination in compliance evaluations of federal contractors. Under Directive 2018-01, OFCCP is instituting a uniform protocol for staff to use…

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OFCCP Mailing Notices of Compliance Reviews for 2018

OFCCP Mailing Notices of Compliance Reviews for 2018

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has mailed 1,000 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) to federal contractors and subcontractors. The CSALs are being sent to service and supply contractors this month to provide them with advance notice that they may be selected for an OFCCP compliance review. OFCCP mails the CSAL to the…

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Recent Decision May Require Greater Transparency from OFFCP

Recent Decision May Require Greater Transparency from OFFCP

A recent administration ruling involving an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation into Oracle may result in greater transparency around the agency’s actions when investigating discrimination claims. The OFCCP filed a complaint against Oracle in January claiming that it had a systemic practice of paying Caucasian male workers more than their counterparts in…

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The First OFCCP Complaint of 2017 Provides Little Insight

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Businesses continue to watch for signs of changes in how regulators under the Trump administration will enforce compliance. According to testimony before Congress in October by Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, as reported by The Washington Times, the administration had removed 860 rules and regulations since taking office. More changes are expected. It was recently revealed…

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