Posts Tagged ‘Department of Labor (DOL)’

OFCCP Issues New Compliance Assistance Guides

OFCCP Issues New Compliance Assistance Guides

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new compliance assistance guides for contractors. OFCCP at a Glance provides contractors with a description of the work the agency performs as well as the different responsibilities contractors need to comply with. Contractors unsure of what to expect when working with…

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OFCCP Issues Revised FAAP Directive

OFCCP Issues Revised FAAP Directive

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a revision to Directive 2013-01 to establish policies and procedures for requesting and maintaining Functional Affirmative Action Programs (FAAPs). FAAPs were introduced by OFCCP to provide contractors the ability to develop Affirmative Action Programs for a business unit as an alternative…

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OFCCP Elects Ombudsman and Launches Contractor Assistance Portal

OFCCP Elects Ombudsman and Launches Contractor Assistance Portal

The latest announcements from the U.S. Deapartment of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continue its efforts to improve transparency and services to federal contractors required to comply with federal regulations. The OFCCP filled the position of Ombudsman that it announced in September 2018. The new ombudsman service was created in an effort…

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Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Software company Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The company has responded with an amended list of core values and a transparent roadmap for improving the culture in the workplace. The class action lawsuit was filed by one current and one former employee of Riot Games in early…

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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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OFCCP to Start New Ombud Service

OFCCP to Start New Ombud Service

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a new directive that creates an ombudsman service in an effort to facilitate the fair and equitable resolution of concerns raised by OFCCP’s external stakeholders. The new Directive 2018-09 addresses an issue raised in a 2016 GAO report, Equal Employment Opportunity: Strengthening…

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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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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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Google Fends Off Allegations of Pay Discrimination, For Now

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Google has fended off a lawsuit claiming that women employees at the company are paid less than their male counterparts. A California Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by three former female former employees on behalf of women employed by Google in California over the past four years because the complaint was too broad.…

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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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