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DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Oracle has millions of dollars in government contracts, according to court documents, and the suit asks a judge to cancel those contracts and permanently bar the company from […]

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What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

by David Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher of Fortney & Scott On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Employers have been carefully monitoring the transition to get a sense of how the incoming administration will approach labor and employment issues that affect federal […]

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New final rule updates sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors

Federal contractors are getting a look at a new regulation aimed at preventing sex discrimination in employment, and while many contractors already are in line with its provisions, the new rule may create tension in some areas. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a final rule on […]

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On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

By Susan Schoenfeld Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. Today, we’ll learn the takeaway from all of those cases. Lessons Learned In addition to highlighting OFCCP’s concentrated focus on systemic hiring and compensation issues, these recent cases […]

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Recent Enforcement Cases Signal Continued Enforcement Focus on Pay, Hiring

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims against government contractors. Settlements cost ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to take […]

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Federal Government Cracking Down on Hiring and Pay Discrimination

By Susan Schoenfeld The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims. Settlement costs ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to take action in hiring and […]

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Compensation Update: Wage Statements, OFCCP Investigations, and Interviews

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made it well known that compensation inequality is at the top of its enforcement agenda. In its fiscal year 2016 budget, the OFCCP says it will continue to focus on systemic compensation cases where agency reviews can have the greatest impact.

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OFCCP issues checklist on disability employment requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a checklist designed to help contractors analyze whether their affirmative action plans meet the government’s requirements for ensuring employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The checklist is designed to help federal contractors meet the requirements of Section 503 of the […]

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Long wait for Dodd-Frank standards turns out to be much ado about nothing

by H. Mark Adams “Much ado about nothing” is just one literary turn of phrase that comes to mind when considering the initial uproar over Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the long wait for its implementing regulations. Here’s some background to add some perspective to that observation.  […]

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