DOL

Memo
24-072
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP on May 7, 2024. The Biden Administration’s Labor Department has issued revised regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act that will make thousands of additional salaried white collar workers eligible for overtime pay.


Memo
24-067
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Our comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget support a request for approval by the Labor Department to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 Report for another three years, noting that the form is familiar to


Memo
24-063
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

OFCCP has officially opened its annual online Contractor Portal by way of which covered federal contractors must certify their compliance with the agency’s AAP requirements. Certifications must be completed by July 1, 2024.


Memo
24-060
Thursday, April 4, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11. The White House Office of Management and Budget has revised the standards that federal agencies use to collect race/ethnicity data, and it will take some time before the changes are incorporated into collection


Memo
24-058
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

OFCCP has announced that the annual Vets Hiring Benchmark, which most federal contractors use as their protected veterans hiring benchmark for complying with OFCCP’s affirmative action regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistan


Memo
24-046
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Just three years after requiring federal construction contractors to submit detailed information to OFCCP with regard to meeting their nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations, OFCCP now wants them to submit eve


Memo
24-047
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Biden Department of Labor’s new independent contractor rule for worker classification determinations under the FLSA went into effect as scheduled on March 11, 2024, although it is still subject to several legal challenges.


Memo
24-044
Monday, March 11, 2024

As part of a deal to fund a portion of the federal government through September 30, Congress has allocated a budget of $455 million to the EEOC, the same amount the agency received last fiscal year.


Memo
24-043
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced its intent to reinstate a revised version of its long-discontinued Form CC-257, which if implemented will require covered federal construction contractors and subcontractors to collect and report on a mo


Memo
24-039
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that the filing period for the mandatory Component 1 EEO-1 Reports covering 2023 employment data is scheduled to open on April 30, 2024, and run for five weeks until June 4. Filing specifics h


Memo
24-037
Monday, February 26, 2024

As part of the Biden Administration’s effort to keep pay equity in the forefront as a domestic policy priority, OFCCP has published a set of FAQs reiterating long-standing principles of existing employment law with regard to using pay history in maki


Memo
24-036
Monday, February 26, 2024

The federal district court that ruled last December that OFCCP must release the EEO-1 data of federal contractors that objected to disclosure has put its order on temporary hold after DOL decided to file an appeal.


Memo
24-033
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A 2015 federal law requires agencies to increase civil penalties for violations every year to account for inflation. The Labor Department and other workplace enforcement agencies recently announced how much their fines are going up in 2024.


Memo
24-031
Thursday, February 15, 2024

CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP regarding the agency’s announced intent to extend its Contractor Portal requirements, urging OFCCP to make some changes that will reduce the unnecessary compliance burden that the portal currently imposes.


Memo
24-027
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The U.S. Labor Department is accepting applications for its 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an honor given annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and retain veterans. The application deadline is Apri


Memo
24-022
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Our written comments to the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service support the agency’s intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 report for another three years, noting that covered f


Memo
24-019
Monday, January 29, 2024

Limited enforcement data reported recently by the Labor Department under the Family and Medical Leave and Fair Labor Standards Acts covering fiscal year 2023 do not show much of a change from FY 2022.


Memo
24-016
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Labor Department is proposing significant revisions to the federal government’s depression-era and badly outdated apprenticeship registration system. Rather than streamlining the program, however, the proposed chan


Memo
24-011
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Labor Department has reinstated a controversial interpretation of the test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act that raises the stakes for an employer that makes the wrong


Memo
24-006
Monday, January 8, 2024

After a year (2022) in which compliance audits dropped to a several-year low, OFCCP picked up the pace last year with notable increases in both the number of audits conducted and the monetary remedies awarded.


Memo
24-005
Thursday, January 4, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced that it intends to seek approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to keep using its Contractor Portal, the online tool allowing federal contractors to certify annually that they


Memo
24-004
Thursday, January 4, 2024

A federal court in California has ordered OFCCP to disclose federal contractors’ EEO-1 “Type 2” consolidated data in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, including Type 2 data submitted by contractors that objected to FOIA disclosure on


Memo
24-002
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Department of Labor has issued a final rule reinstating a policy implemented during the Obama Administration and rescinded by the Trump Administration that requires a successor contractor covered by the federal Service Contract Act to offer emplo


Memo
23-239
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Historical EEO-1s downloaded by filers in conjunction with this year’s EEO-1 filing season may contain a significant database display error. Our memo describes the issue and how to respond.


Memo
23-236
Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Biden Administration’s latest regulatory agenda lists several new items added by the EEOC, while indicating that OFCCP has hit the pause button on several previously listed items of interest to federal contractors.


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