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Sep 17 2013
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Federal contractor settles retaliation charges for more than $372,000

An employer with federal contracts agreed to pay $372,739 to settle claims that it gave minority workers unequal training in retaliation for being forced to hire them in the wake of an affirmative action audit.

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Sep 11 2013
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OFCCP releases new compliance manual

It took many years to get it done, but the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has completely revamped its manual providing guidance to its compliance officers on how to conduct affirmative action audits.

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Aug 29 2013
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ALERT: Major changes announced for vets and disabilities rules for federal contractors

Employers with federal contracts will have significant new obligations in affirmative action compliance for veterans and people with disabilities, under new regulations announced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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Jul 12 2013
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Affirmative Action: Still waiting on disability and veterans regulations

Employers have been asking for a status update on the sweeping proposed changes to the affirmative action regulations on veterans and people with disabilities.

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Jul 01 2013
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Alert: Supreme Court rules on harassment, discrimination, and affirmative action

The U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings on harassment, discrimination, and affirmative action yesterday.

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Jun 11 2013
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Affirmative Action: 2010 Census EEO data mandatory in 2014

As of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must begin using the 2010 Census EEO data. Until then, employers have the option of continuing to rely on the old 2000 Census data in their written affirmative action plans (AAPs), or making the switch to the new data and updating their AAP now.

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May 21 2013
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Affirmative Action: Construction contractor to pay $70,000 in back wages

During an audit of the company’s affirmative action compliance, the OFCCP alleged that the company’s hiring process had a disparate impact on African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans applying for jobs as laborers and deckhands.

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Mar 14 2013
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Affirmative Action: OFCCP updates compensation analysis procedures

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has finally published new procedures describing how it will analyze compensation during affirmative action audits.

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