All Publications and Memoranda

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
24-038
Monday, February 26, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our latest update of workplace-related state and local developments covers activity that has occurred since our last update in December 2023.


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
24-035
Thursday, February 22, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. We are pleased to present an updated version of CWC’s guide for meeting California’s annual pay data reporting requirements that incorporates changes that the state has made for the 2023 reporting cycle.


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
24-034
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for a whistleblower claiming retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to prevail by ruling that the person does not need to show retaliatory intent before the burden shifts back to the employer to prove that


Memo
24-032
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has amended its procedural regulations to account for enactment of the PWFA, which went into effect last June. The agency’s proposed PWFA substantive regulations are still awaiting approval by the White House Offic


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
24-030
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Enforcement data released recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission show that so-called Commissioner charges have increased dramatically over the last two years.


Memo
24-029
Monday, February 12, 2024

Even though the National Labor Relations Board has been around for almost 90 years, two companies are now pursuing litigation challenging the agency’s constitutionality.


Memo
24-028
Monday, February 12, 2024

Despite a bipartisan effort to take on immigration reform, including some significant employment-related changes, in the end the U.S. Senate declined to proceed, thus stifling any chances for meaningful reforms this year.


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
24-026
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

In its continuing effort to make the H-1B visa selection process more efficient and less prone to fraud, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has issued two new rules designed to achieve those objectives.


Memo
24-024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The EEOC’s new initiative is designed to implement one of the priorities included in the agency’s recently adopted five-year Strategic Enforcement Plan.


Memo
24-025
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22. The state of California has opened its mandated pay data reporting cycle covering calendar year 2023, and for the third time in three years since the program was launched in 2020, the state has made changes


Memo
24-023
Thursday, February 1, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Two years after President Biden issued an Executive Order calling for pay transparency in federal contracting, the government’s lead procurement agencies have proposed regulations that would require contractors among other


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
24-021
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A recent $6 million employment class discrimination settlement involving the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an enforcement agency with jurisdiction over many CWC members, serves as confirmation of the old adage “do as we say, not as we


Memo
24-020
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that at the end of 2023, the raw wage gap percentage between working women and men was 16.2%, down from 37.7% when BLS first began reporting the data in 1979.


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
24-018
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has announced upcoming changes to the H-1B visa process that are, according to USCIS, “expected to increase efficiency and ease collaboration for organizations and their legal representatives.”


Memo
24-017
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

A divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that an employee feedback program created by T-Mobile was an illegal company union.


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
24-015
Monday, January 22, 2024

Still unable to agree on how the federal government should be funded for the current fiscal year, Congress has once again kicked the can down the road by passing a temporary stopgap bill that will keep the government operating through March 8.


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