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  • OFCCP Compliance Checks: A
    by Gary A. Chamberlin - June 14, 2019
    The Trump Administration's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and its Director, Craig Leen, resurrected the Compliance Check in 2019 – what's known in some circles as a compliance evaluation 'light.' A Compliance Check is a tool that OFCCP asserts it will use to determine whether a federal contractor or subcontractor has maintained required records related to affirmative action compliance....
  • Affirmative Action in College Admissions
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - May 23, 2019
    As federal contractors, academic institutions are responsible for abiding by the regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which include taking affirmative action with respect to employment. The additional challenge for academic institutions is implementation of affirmative action in admissions. This is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Ri...
  • Despite DOL
    by Alexander R.P. Dunn - May 23, 2019
    As Foley and Lardner reported recently, on April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter clarifying its stance on the classification of workers in the gig economy. The letter provided good news to those who contract with workers in the 'gig economy,' concluding, based on the facts provided, that with respect to the specific company that solicited the letter, its workers would be properly classi...
  • Do the Supreme Court's Holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Apply to OFCCP?  Part 4
    by Bill Doyle - May 23, 2019
    In the prior articles in this series, we concluded that the Supreme Court's pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), provide important guardrails applicable to OFCCP enforcement actions. The last installment examined the Supreme Court's specific holdings regarding allegations of a pattern or practice of disparate treatment. Here, we will consider the Supreme Court's ho...
  • How Employers Can Attract, Engage, and Retain Veterans
    by Robyn Grable - May 23, 2019
    According to the latest report from the Department of Defense, there are more than 50,000 active duty military service men and women in the state of South Carolina. Of those, 10 percent will leave the military each year. But will they stay in South Carolina? Additionally, 240,000 will separate from the military outside of South Carolina. And we certainly want them to relocate here. So what can employers do to attract vetera...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 5
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - May 23, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Tips on Preparing for the Discrimination Complaint Filed by a Former Employee Who Could Not Perform the Essential Job Function of Attendance at Work
    by Laura R. Garger - May 23, 2019
    Over 3,500 contractor locations will be receiving scheduling letters according to the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) list that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library on March 25, 2019. In addition to the anticipated compliance reviews by OFCCP, contractors should be aware of another concern, often overlooked...
  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Apply to OFCCP?
    by Bill Doyle - April 23, 2019
    In the prior article in this series, we concluded that the Supreme Court’s pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), provide important guardrails applicable to OFCCP enforcement actions. The Supreme Court has addressed substantive discrimination standards under Title VII relatively infrequently, and, when it does, its holdings are quite consequential. In Dukes, the Supreme...
  • Missing Data and AAP/EEO Compliance - Applicant Data
    by Cassie Shamber, Dan Kuang - April 23, 2019
    On the face of it, missing data seems more of a mundane nuisance than a problem. This is particularly the case with applicants' voluntary self-reporting of race and gender data. Based on our experience, however, missing data is one of the most overlooked threats to AAP compliance. Unfortunately, most contractors do not realize this until they are deep in the middle of an OFCCP audit. The goal of this article is to help...
  • Section 503 Focus
    by T. Scott Kelly - April 23, 2019
    In August 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 2018-04, identifying OFCCP’s plan to conduct compliance reviews focused on one of the three authorities that OFCCP is charged to enforce: Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). A “focused” review is toute...