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Dec 30 2013
Affirmative Action  

Affirmative Action: Construction contractor nailed for hiring discrimination

A federal construction contractor’s hiring procedures unfairly discriminated against minority applicants for apprentice and electrician jobs, according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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Dec 19 2013
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Affirmative Action: OFCCP updates FAQs on new disability and veterans rules

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released more FAQs on its web pages providing guidance on the new rules regarding protected veterans and people with disabilities.

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Oct 17 2013
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Bank ordered to pay over $2 million to rejected applicants

OFCCP announced that Bank of America has been ordered by an administrative law judge to pay $2,181,593 in back wages and interest to disappointed African American job applicants.

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Oct 09 2013
Affirmative Action  

2013 VETS 100/100A reporting extended

Because of problems with the launch of the 2013 VETS-100/100A reporting cycle, the U.S. Department of Labor has given federal contractors an extra month to submit their reports.

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Oct 02 2013
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Understand what deadlines apply to new rules on veterans and disabilities

Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts need to understand their deadlines for coming into compliance with new affirmative action rules for veterans and people with disabilities.

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Sep 26 2013
Affirmative Action  

Home care operator settles charges it discriminated against male applicants

A provider of in-home care in Spokane, Washington, agreed to pay $92,059 to settle allegations of gender discrimination in its hiring process following an affirmative action audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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Sep 17 2013
Affirmative Action  

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
Affirmative Action  

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
Affirmative ActionDisability  

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
Affirmative Action  

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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