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
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
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.
According to the EEOC’s recently released FY 2022 annual performance report, the number of discrimination charges received by the agency increased by 20% last year, reversing a seven-year downward trend.
The Biden-appointed majority on the National Labor Relations Board is continuing to reverse labor policies established during the last Administration that the current Board claims infringed on worker rights.
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
The influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by a group of states arguing that the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution first proposed back in 1972 has been ratified. The ruling thus further constrains the already
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The issuance of so-called Commissioner charges by the individual EEOC Commissioners took a big jump last year, with no clear indication as to why. Our memo explains what a Commissioner charge is, and its implications for an
We’re pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently held virtual 2023 Workplace Equity Policy Conference.
An employee who fails to timely report allegations of sexual harassment as required by an employer’s policy does not engage in Title VII protected activity, according to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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
The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (EFAA)” was enacted a year ago by Congress to prohibit employers from enforcing pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate sexual harassment claims. The first rulings interpreting th
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to present an updated version of our California Pay Data Reporting Guide to assist members required to file for the upcoming 2023 reporting cycle. Our guide reflects 2022 amendments to the reporting requireme
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
The four federal agencies with statutory authority over federal whistleblower protection/bounty hunter laws report that activity increased in fiscal year 2022 as compared to the previous year, with two of those agencies receiving a record number of t
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.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2019 law enacted by the state of California that makes it a criminal offense for an employer to require an employee or a job applicant to consent to arbitration is preempted by the FAA.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an Interim Final Rule spelling out the procedures under which it handles whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under the Criminal Antitrus
CWC is pleased to present an updated version of our popular federal poster requirements checklist, incorporating changes that have occurred since our last update in 2020.
President Biden has issued a new Executive Order calling on Executive Branch agencies to make an even greater effort in overcoming barriers that stand in the way of assisting underserved communities.
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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency not normally associated with workplace enforcement, recently announced that it had secured a $35 million enforcement settlement with a publicly traded company for failing to disclose certain pers
Our latest update of state and local workplace compliance requirements covers new developments that have occurred since our last update in December 2022.
Two recent rulings by the Illinois Supreme Court interpreting the state’s controversial Biometric Information Privacy Act raise the stakes for covered Illinois employers that use biometric information.
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