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Apr 13 2017
Affirmative Action  

OFCCP settles allegations of race, gender, and disability discrimination

Three federal contractors recently signed conciliation agreements with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to resolve claims of employment discrimination.

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Apr 12 2017
Affirmative ActionHarassment & DiscriminationLabor Relations  

Blacklisting rule is gone for good

As expected, President Trump signed a resolution from Congress (H.J. Res. 37) that overturns the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s rules implementing Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” also known as the federal contractor “blacklisting” order. As a result, the rule cannot be enforced. Also, federal agencies are prohibited from ever issuing a substantially…

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Apr 10 2017
Wage and Hour  

DOL gets more time to consider defense of overtime rule

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to wait until May 1, 2017, to file a written brief stating its position on a lower federal court’s blocking of the DOL’s overtime rule. As we previously reported, a federal district judge in Texas…

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Mar 23 2017
Affirmative Action  

Watch for heads-up letter from OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently sent out 800 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) to selected federal contractors to let them know that they’re on the list for their affirmative action plan to be randomly audited.

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Feb 20 2017
Safety and Health  

Washington L&I expands reporting of motor vehicle accidents

Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued new rules stating that all work-related motor vehicle accidents that result in amputation, loss of an eye, in-patient hospitalization, or fatality must be promptly reported to the agency. Previously, L&I allowed an exception for accidents that occurred on a public street or highway, as long…

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Feb 17 2017
 

Immigration protests raise questions for employers

Advocates for immigrants are calling for a nationwide strike and boycott, under the banner “A Day Without Immigrants.”

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Feb 03 2017
Affirmative Action  

Affirmative Action - Disability self-ID form renewed

On the very last day before it would have expired, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted an updated copy of its mandatory form for gathering disability data from workers.

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Jan 13 2017
Harassment & Discrimination  

Whistleblower protections expanded for federal contractor employees

On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed legislation that expands whistleblower protections for employees working on federal contracts. The law now protects the same categories of workers on both civilian and defense contracts: any employee of a contractor, subcontractor, grantee, subgrantee, or personal services contractor on the federal contract. (Previously…

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