Employment-related lawsuits filed in federal court dropped for the fourth straight year in FY 2022, with declines especially notable in ADA- and FMLA-related filings.
CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP asking the agency to relax its rigid requirement that federal contractors must use the agency’s prescribed disability self-ID Form CC-305 despite ample evidence that the form is not effective in encouraging i
According to final Fiscal Year 2022 enforcement numbers available from the Department of Labor, there was a drop of more than 25% in audits completed by OFCCP and a more than 50% decrease in audits scheduled by the agency as compared to the previous
We expected the Biden Administration’s Labor Department to be more aggressive in filing formal OFCCP-related administrative lawsuits, but that hasn’t been the case until now. Things may be changing, however, as our memo explains.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP regulations require covered federal contractors to make their Section 503/VEVRAA AAPs “available” to applicants and employees upon request. The regulations don’t address how this should be done in a remote work enviro
A recent ruling by a federal appeals court serves as a reminder that an employer has a duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to consider reasonably accommodating a qualified individual for purposes of taking a preemployment test.
As with the FMLA and the NLRA, the ADA contains a so-called interference clause in addition to its anti-retaliation provision. Given the dearth of case law interpreting the clause, a recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals provides some h
In a case of first impression, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that “gender dysphoria” is a covered disability under the ADA, distinguishing the condition from otherwise excluded “gender identity disorders.”
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has posted the latest update to its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws FAQs.
As the June 30 deadline for federal contractors to certify with OFCCP’s new AAP-VI approaches, many CWC members have questions about what it means to have “developed and maintained” their AAPs. Our memo and attached checklist provide guidance.
In another example of the EEOC’s growing scrutiny of how the use of Artificial Intelligence tools intersects with the laws the agency enforces, the Commission has issued new technical assistance guidance on ensuring that AI tools don’t violate the AD
According to enforcement statistics covering fiscal year 2021 released recently by the EEOC, both the number of discrimination charges filed and the number of charges resolved hit 30-year lows last year.
Addressing an issue that has split the federal courts for almost 30 years, the Department of Justice has issued guidance taking the position that the public accommodations requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act cover websites.
CWC is pleased to present the latest in our ongoing series of memos summarizing recent court rulings dealing with workplace issues that impact our members.
In response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has issued a number of templates designed to provide employers with guidance on responding to religious and disability accommodation requests. The templates raise questions, however,
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance for employers on how their policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic interact with federal EEO laws. The revisions focus primarily on clarifying guidance previously provided.
Our latest memo on OFCCP jurisdictional issues looks at the agency’s use of a five-factor “single entity” test in determining whether a particular entity is subject to OFCCP requirements.
The three federal agencies that administer the complex rules regarding corporate wellness programs have issued new guidance concerning how employers are permitted to use incentives to encourage employee COVID-19 vaccinations.
CWC is pleased to introduce a new member resource, our “Self-ID FAQ Resource,” that covers the most frequently asked questions about the “invitation to self-ID” requirements that our compliance experts typically receive.
The White House Office of Management and Budget has given OFCCP the go-ahead to begin using a new compliance evaluation scheduling letter directed specifically to federal construction contractors and subcontractors.
A closer look at OFCCP enforcement data comparing the Obama and Trump Administrations may offer some insight as to what federal contractors can expect over the next several years.
As a follow-up to our recent memo on the “basics” of OFCCP’s jurisdictional coverage, this memo focuses on who qualifies as a covered OFCCP subcontractor.
OFCCP is asking for approval from the government’s paperwork reduction watchdog to begin using two new desk audit scheduling letters, one focused on a federal contractor’s promotion practices and the other on a contractor’s accommodation practices.
Executive Order 13950 barring a covered federal contractor from using “any workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating” also includes a notice requirement. The text
OFCCP’s recently published FY 2020 enforcement numbers show a slight drop in audits closed during the previous year, but still an impressive amount in financial settlements. The numbers also confirm the increasing use of Early Resolution Conciliation
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