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
President Biden will nominate current Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to be the next Secretary, replacing Marty Walsh, who has departed to take a position with the NHLPA. Ms. Su is expected to put a greater emphasis on implementing DOL’s regulator
As expected, OFCCP has formally rescinded Trump-era regulations that broadened the religious exemption under Executive Order 11246. This action should have little direct impact on CWC members, however.
Despite the fact that a worker made more than $200,000 a year, the Supreme Court has ruled that he was entitled to overtime pay because his employer could not show that it complied with the Labor Department’s so-called “salary basis” test under the F
The Labor Department reports that the number of administrative complaints it closed in fiscal year 2022 alleging overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act declined for the 10th straight year.
A federal trial court in Arizona has rejected a challenge brought by five states questioning the legality of a Biden Executive Order that raised the minimum wage payable on certain federal contracts to $15 an hour, finding the President acted within
The Labor Department reports that in fiscal year 2022 it resolved the fewest number of administrative complaints filed under the Family and Medical Leave Act since the law was enacted in 1993.
The Chair of the House Committee that has jurisdiction over OFCCP has sent a letter to the agency expressing “serious concerns” that OFCCP has not provided contractors with “sufficient information and time to object” to OFCCP’s planned public release
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced its intention to get approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” intake form which a federal contractor applicant or employee would be required to complete before lodging a formal discrimination compla
Our new guidance memo is in response to requests from our members asking how they can leverage their AAPs to enhance organizational objectives while ensuring ongoing compliance.
The Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has opened up applications for the annual Hire Vets Medallion Award, which is given by DOL annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and
OFCCP announced last week that it is ready to release to a public interest group the consolidated 2016-2020 EEO-1 reports of some 20,000 entities that did not file timely FOIA objections to release of the data.
Our comments to OFCCP in response to the agency’s announced intent to revise its compliance evaluation “Scheduling Letter” question whether a projected 35% increase in the burden imposed on federal contractors will make the audit process more “effici
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
OFCCP has posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List identifying 500 federal contractor establishments that it intends to audit in the near future. Unlike the essentially random methodology employed in generating previous CSALs, OFCCP is exp
But for a handful of new initiatives, the biggest change in the Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda from its predecessor is a push back in estimated completion dates for items previously listed.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. In a continuing sign that the Biden Administration believes a company’s labor law compliance should be taken into account in awarding federal contracts, it has instructed the major federal contracting agencies to designate
A new law approved by the last Congress shortly before it adjourned expands the 2010 “Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act” to cover executives, managers, and professionals who were previously exempt from the law’s protection.
The six new conciliation agreements with financial terms posted by OFCCP since the beginning of the agency’s 2023 fiscal year represent a notable increase over the same period last year.
The final FY 2023 government spending deal reached by Congress shortly before it adjourned contains budget increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, with the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c
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
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our recent members-only roundtable featured a robust discussion of proposed changes that OFCCP wants to make to its compliance evaluation Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, with participants expressing concern regardin
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