AA Insights: The Blog

11 Aug

Colonial Parking, Inc. settles charges of hiring, pay discrimination with OFCCP after contractor compliance review

News Release Colonial Parking, Inc. settles charges of hiring, pay discrimination with US Labor Department after contractor compliance review _______________________________________________________________________________________ Agrees to pay nearly $250K to African-American applicants, employees   ARLINGTON, Va. – The largest parking operator in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s

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06 Jul

Division of Norfolk Southern settles charges of hiring discrimination at Roanoke facility in agreement with OFCCP

News Release Division of Norfolk Southern settles charges of hiring discrimination at Roanoke facility in agreement with US Labor Department ___________________________________________________________________________________ Federal contractor to pay nearly $500K to 2,086 African-American applicants   ROANOKE, Va. – A division of one of the nation’s leading transportation companies has entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department

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06 Jul

Jennie-O Turkey Store to pay $492K in back wages to 339 female applicants after OFCCP investigation found hiring discrimination

News Release Jennie-O Turkey Store to pay $492K in back wages to 339 female applicants after US Labor Department investigation found hiring discrimination ______________________________________________________________________________________ Department reviews federal contractor’s employment practices at Willmar facility   WILLMAR, Minn. – Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc. has agreed to hire 53 women and pay $491,861 in back wages to 339

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16 Jun

OFCCP Publishes 2016 Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark

 Email from OFCCP:   2016 Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 6.9 Percent OFCCP has published the 2016 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark on its Web site based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on March 4, 2016.  The benchmark – 6.9 percent – is effective as of

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15 Jun

OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Rule

News Release US Labor Department announces updated sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors ______________________________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON – Women make up a significant share of the U.S. workforce, but sex discrimination remains an unfortunate reality. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Labor is publishing new sex discrimination regulations that update – for the first time

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14 Jun

OFCCP Sues Enterprise Rent-A-Car for Discrimination

News Release US Labor Department sues Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore for racial discrimination against applicants for management trainee _____________________________________________________________________________________ Suit alleges federal contractor’s hiring shows preference for white applicants   BALTIMORE – Enterprise RAC Company of Baltimore, LLC, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest vehicle rental companies and a federal contractor, is discriminating

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08 Jun

Aqualon Company Settles Charges of Hiring Discrimination with OFCCP

News Release Subsidiary of Ashland Inc., leading chemical company, settles charges of hiring discrimination with US Labor Department _____________________________________________________________________________________ Federal contractor, Aqualon Company, to pay 660 African-American applicants   RICHMOND, Va. – A subsidiary of one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies has entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s

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11 May

OFCCP settles charges with Gordon Food Service Inc. to pay women $1.85M in back wages, benefitsS

News Release Federal food service contractor settles charges of gender-based hiring discrimination for entry-level Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin warehouse jobs Gordon Food Service Inc. to pay women $1.85M in back wages, benefits WYOMING, Mich. – For a second time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has determined that a Michigan-based, federal

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03 May

Insights May 2016 Newsletter

Insights May 2016 Newsletter: OFCCP Internet Applicant Turns 10 This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Internet Applicant Rule. Hiring violations still top the charts for financial settlements, so it is worth making sure your organization understands and is implementing it accurately and consistently. Here’s the top

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