Tuesday, November 28, 2023
In a last minute deal to avoid a government shutdown, Congress set aside its partisan differences and agreed to temporarily keep the lights on at current funding levels for most agencies until February 2 of next year.
Thursday, November 16, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Effective November 1, 2023, OFCCP has revised its discrimination complaint filing process to include a new Pre-Complaint Inquiry Form designed to assist the agency in weeding out non-meritorious allegations and evaluate whe
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Just four years after the Labor Department revised its regulations to make many more white collar workers eligible for overtime pay, DOL is proposing to do so again. CWC’s comments on the proposal question its need, as well as whether it exceeds DOL’
Thursday, November 9, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC’s changes to the EEO-1 filing procedures this year have generated a lot of questions from filers, and in response the agency has issued extensive online guidance (including an astonishing 93 pages of FAQs!). Becaus
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
As we predicted a few weeks ago, OFCCP has announced a large batch of financial settlements agreed to with federal contractors in conjunction with the closing of the agency’s 2023 fiscal year ending on September 30, 2023.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Sometime within the near future OFCCP is expected to roll out a major proposal to “modernize” its AAP regulations. Our recent conference delved into what CWC members can expect, and offered guidance on how to prepare.
In developments of note regarding the status of President Biden’s nominations to serve in key workplace enforcement agency positions, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Jessica Looman as the Labor Department’s new Wage and Hour Administrator while a Senat
Thursday, October 26, 2023
CWC is pleased to provide our members with a side-by-side analysis of OFCCP’s burdensome new Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing as compared to the outgoing versions. Federal contractors that are flagged for an audit under the new letter should be
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. As the filing season for the 2022 EEO-1 Reports approaches, there are still some unanswered questions as to the filing procedures, particularly for online filers. Our memo provides the latest information.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission have entered into a “Memorandum of Understanding” under which each agency has agreed to share information, cross-train staff, and partner on compliance investigations.
Our latest roundup of financial settlements of enforcement actions posted by OFCCP includes 12 new conciliation agreements that have been agreed to since our last update in January.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Two agencies with broad authority over federal employment laws have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to further enhance their enforcement efforts.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Following OFCCP’s recent adoption of a burdensome new Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, the agency has now put some 1,000 federal contractor establishments on notice to get ready for a compliance audit.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
OFCCP has filed a formal enforcement action against DISH Network, alleging that it has failed to respond to OFCCP scheduling letters since 2018, even though the agency suspended enforcement over a period of 24 months for lack of jurisdiction.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Biden Administration’s Department of Labor has published its long-expected proposal to amend the “white collar” regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act in order to extend overtime eligibility to numerous salaried
CWC Web Workshop Scheduled for September 7. The White House Office of Management and Budget has approved a burdensome new version of the Scheduling Letter used by OFCCP to notify a federal contractor that it has been selected for a routine compliance
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
As expected, the Department of Labor has issued final revised regulations under the federal Davis-Bacon Act that will make it much easier for unionized construction companies to win federal contracts.
In a regrettable development, OFCCP has issued revised regulations that gut the important evidentiary and legal standards that have applied since 2020 to support allegations that a federal contractor has committed “material” violations.
The Labor Department has announced that the filing season for the annual VETS-4212 report that covered federal contractors must file is now open, and that completed reports must be filed by September 30.
Congress has made some progress on advancing the various appropriations bills that will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2024, although the House and Senate are far apart on how much money they want to give to agencies such as OFCCP and th
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
An employer that is required to file a disclosure with the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards regarding payments to anti-union consultants will now have to indicate whether it is a federal contractor, under revisions made by DOL
For the second time, a federal trial court in Texas has rejected an attempt by the restaurant industry to block enforcement of revised “tip credit” regulations issued by the Biden Administration’s Labor Department.
In a rare opinion letter issued by the Labor Department interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act, the agency discusses how leave should be calculated when an employee is on approved leave for less than a full week that includes a holiday.
As the EEOC awaits approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue using the “Component 1” EEO-1 Report, it has confirmed that the 2022 EEO-1 filing season will not begin until sometime this fall.
More than two years into the Biden Administration, we still haven’t seen the level of formal enforcement activity from OFCCP that we anticipated. Since our last update in October of 2022, there have been only a few new developments, which we summariz