The Labor Department recently published a new version of its poster informing employees of their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although employers are free to use the new poster, they can continue to meet their FMLA notice obligations
CWC’s written comments to the Office of Management and Budget contend that burdensome changes that OFCCP is proposing to its compliance evaluation scheduling letter are neither warranted nor likely to increase agency efficiency.
New guidance issued by the Labor Department summarizes the broad provisions of a law enacted by Congress late last year that expands workplace protection for employees to express milk.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” inquiry form that individuals would be required to submit before filing a formal discrimination complaint wit
A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging revised “tip” regulations issued by the Labor Department in 2021 should get another look from the trial court in determining whether the regulations should be enjoined.
CWC’s recent virtual roundtable on OFCCP’s 2023 AAP-VI certification requirements provided our members with an opportunity to discuss compliance strategies.
Despite CWC’s recommendations for improvement, the White House Office of Management and Budget has approved OFCCP’s request to continue mandating a slightly improved but still highly prescriptive version of the Disability Self-ID Form CC-305 for anot
CWC has filed comments with the White House Office of Management and Budget urging that agency to mandate sensible changes to OFCCP’s overly prescriptive Form CC-305 before giving OFCCP clearance to continue using the form for another three years.
A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by a group of salaried employees that an employer’s application of a productivity incentive system that could result in deductions from paid time off was not permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Despite constructive comments for improvement submitted by CWC, OFCCP is asking the White House Office of Management and Budget to approve a revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing that would substantially increase t
In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to OFCCP last year asking for federal contractor EEO-1 data from 2016-2020, and after numerous warnings to federal contractors that their data would be released if they did not obje
Under a 2015 law enacted by Congress, the Labor Department and other federal agencies are required to adjust civil penalties annually under the laws they enforce to account for inflation. The increases for 2023 are more than 7.0%.
Information posted thus far by OFCCP on the 2023 online “Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface” certification process suggests it will be similar to last year, although some important compliance-related questions still remain unresolved.
Consistent with OFCCP’s focus on compensation discrimination, the agency has issued a new “pay equity” resource, which simply reminds federal contractors to discontinue pay practices that OFCCP considers to be discriminatory.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued its first opinion letter under the Family and Medical Leave Act, opining on how reduced schedule FMLA leave can protect an employee with a chronic health condition from having to work mandat
OFCCP has reset its annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force, the benchmark used by most federal contractors for meeting protected veterans affirmative action requirements, at 5.4%, down from 5.5% in 2022.
Jenny Yang, who was appointed as OFCCP Director by President Biden on his first day in office, has assumed a position in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity. In a related development, long time career OF
Two influential Republican members of Congress have written to the Biden Administration expressing concern that its “labor advisor” program smacks of the controversial Obama-era “blacklisting” rule that was shut down by Congress before it ever went i
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is asking the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval to extend OFCCP’s Section 503 and Section 4212 recordkeeping requirements for another three years, with only minor changes to the prescriptive dis
CWC has filed a comment letter with OFCCP expressing conditional support for the agency’s intent to implement a new “intake” form as part of OFCCP’s formal discrimination complaint process.
Driven in large part by enactment of the major infrastructure bill enacted by Congress in 2021, OFCCP has relaunched its “Mega Construction Project Program” (MCPP), an agency initiative originally created in 1989 to promote diverse hiring and equal o
The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced that covered federal contractors will be able to begin certifying compliance via the agency’s AAP Verification Interface beginning on March 31, 2023. OFCCP has yet to
We’re pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently held virtual 2023 Workplace Equity Policy Conference.
The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, we are sharing a copy of CWC’s popular FMLA Compliance Outline, a comprehensive resource designed to assist our members in understanding the FMLA’s basic requiremen
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