DOL

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
24-036
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
24-037
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
24-033
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 The U.S. Labor Department is proposing significant revisions to the federal government’s depression-era and badly outdated apprenticeship registration system.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.


Memo
23-233
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Under federal law and implementing regulations issued by the Labor Department, a salaried executive, administrative, or professional employee must be paid a minimum salary to be considered exempt from overtime. The federal threshold is a floor, howev


Memo
23-234
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service announced recently that it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget to keep using the current version of the VETS-4212 Report fo


Memo
23-228
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The White House Office of Management and Budget has modified its prior one-year approval of the EEOC’s request to extend “Component 1” of the annual Employer Information (EEO-1) Report for an additional two years, or until November 30, 2026.


Memo
23-224
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.


Memo
23-221
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


Memo
23-220
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’


Memo
23-216
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


Memo
23-215
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.


Memo
23-212
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.


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