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Jan 10 2017
Affirmative Action  

DOL updates affirmative action requirements for apprenticeship programs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its affirmative action rules for apprenticeship programs.

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Oct 18 2016
Affirmative ActionHarassment & DiscriminationWage and Hour  

OFCCP wrings significant settlements from employers

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a string of recent settlements with federal contractors over alleged employment discrimination.

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Jun 10 2016
Affirmative ActionHarassment & Discrimination  

Food distribution company to pay $1.85 million to settle entry-level hiring case

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that Gordon Food Service, Inc. will pay $1.85 million to resolve allegations that it systematically discriminated against women when hiring for entry-level warehouse laborer jobs at locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

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Mar 03 2016
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WEBINAR: Nine Affirmative Action Missteps to Avoid 3/29

Join us for a complimentary webinar on March 29 in which we discuss nine key areas in which covered federal contractors put themselves at risk by failing to take specific actions.

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Jul 02 2015
Affirmative Action  

Dexterity test and gender stereotyping result in $115,000 settlement

A dental equipment manufacturer in Huntsville, Alabama, has agreed to pay $115,000 to job applicants who were systematically excluded from jobs, according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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Oct 24 2014
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WEBINAR: Review of new affirmative action rules on veterans and people with disabilities

New affirmative action rules on veterans and people with disabilities will almost certainly require employers to budget more staff time and resources to manage these new obligations.

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Jun 30 2014
Affirmative ActionHiring  

Electric company pays $1M to settle hiring discrimination claims

Following a random audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), federal contractor Lincoln Electric agreed to pay $1 million in back wages to African American applicants it rejected for entry level positions.

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Jun 12 2014
Affirmative Action  

New online resource for finding veterans

Several branches of the federal government have created an interagency online tool to connect military veterans and employers.

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Mar 27 2014
Affirmative Action  

Ensure disabled applicants aren’t accidentally excluded from hiring process

Online application systems can pose a major barrier to individuals with disabilities if they’re not designed correctly, according to a recent webinar offered by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).

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Mar 19 2014
Affirmative Action  

President signs Executive Order for contractors to pay $10.10 minimum wage

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, which will require certain federal contractors to pay at least $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015. Federal agencies will incorporate this minimum wage requirement into new federal contracts for construction or services. Affected contractors must then turn around and include the minimum wage requirement in their subcontracts on the federal project. The order indicates that the minimum wage will apply only to those who are actually working on the federal project. The rate of $10.10 per hour will be reevaluated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) each year, and may go up in 2016 and subsequent years depending on increases in the Consumer Price Index. The new rates apply even to contractors who have special certificates authorizing them to pay certain individuals with disabilities at rates below the minimum wage.  The order directs the DOL to issue regulations by October 1, 2014, identifying any exemptions from the order. Vigilant will keep members informed.

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