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White House Uses Executive Order to Ban the Box for Federal Employment; Opens the Door to Wide-Ranging Impact on Employers

Published on November 4, 2015

Continuing its longstanding strategy of using Executive Orders to implement new policies and pave the way for future legislation, the Obama administration announced in early November that the federal government would be required to follow a ‘Ban the Box’ protocol pertaining to employee hiring in the future. (more…) ...

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New OFCCP Discrimination Rules on the Horizon for Federal Contractors

Published on July 17, 2015

Federal contractors should be on the lookout for new OFCCP rules this fall and winter instituting new reporting requirements for federal contractors and updating federal contractor regulations regarding sex and gender discrimination. These new rules demonstrate significant changes to contractors’ obligations to applicants and employees under federal law. (more…) ...

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New Compensation-Related Requirements for Federal Contractors

Published on July 11, 2014

On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed a new Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against employees for discussing compensation issues.   On the same date, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to issue new rules to govern the collection of summary compensation data from federal contractors. These recent actions by the President came nearly a month after he signed Executive Order 13658, which raised th...

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New OFCCP Requirements Now in Effect

Published on May 9, 2014

The OFFCP’s final rules took effect on March 24, 2014.  The previously issued Final Rules expanding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) are aimed to improve hiring and employment opportunities for disabled and veteran workers.  The Final Rules also impose numerous new affirmative action obligations on federal contractors or subcontractors covered by Executive Order 11246. (more…) ...

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Trade Association Sues OFCCP To Challenge New Rehabilitation Act Rule

Published on December 11, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a construction trade association, has sued the director of the OFCCP and the Secretary of Labor seeking to exclude government contractors in the construction industry from the data collection and utilization review analysis requirements of the OFCCP's new rule amending the requirements for government contractors under § 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. More after the break. (more…) ...

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OFCCP Announces a Final Rule Implementing Utilization Goals for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans

Published on September 4, 2013

The OFCCP has officially announced a Final Rule for the amended Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and VEVRAA's Section 4212.  These rules provide required metrics to measure federal contractors’ progress toward achieving equal opportunity for people with disabilities and protected veterans.  The Final Rule has yet to be issued by the Federal Register but once it becomes officially published, Federal contractors and subcontractors will only have 180 days from the publication date ...

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