AA Insights: The Blog

01 Jun

DOL Proposed Guidance to Implement Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order

OASP News Release Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Propose Guidance, Rule to Implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Sixty-day public comment period will follow publication WASHINGTON — While the vast majority of federal contractors play by the rules, every year tens of thousands of American workers are denied overtime wages,

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01 Jun

Oral Arts Laboratory Inc. Settles Hiring Discrimination Case With OFCCP

OFCCP News Release Oral Arts Laboratory Inc. settles hiring discrimination case with US Department of Labor Huntsville, Alabama, manufacturer will pay $115K in back wages, interest to 159 applicants HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Oral Arts Laboratory Inc., a dental lab and manufacturer, will pay $115,000 to resolve allegations of systemic hiring discrimination at its Huntsville corporate

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28 May

OFCCP Posts New Sample AAP Web Page

Email from Department of Labor/OFCCP:   OFCCP Posts New Sample AAP Web Page OFCCP has posted a new Sample Affirmative Action Programs Web page that contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) may find useful.  The new page contains sample transition year

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07 May

Comcast Corporation Settles Charges of Sex and Race Discrimination with OFCCP

News Release OFCCP News Release: [04/30/2015] Contact Name: Leo F. Kay or Jose Carnevali Phone Number: (415) 625-2630 or x2631 Email: Kay.Leo.F@dol.gov or Carnevali.Jose@dol.gov Release Number: 15-0844-SEA Comcast Corporation settles charges of sex and race discrimination Company will pay nearly $190K in back wages and interest to 96 former and current female employees and 100

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04 May

Insights May 2015 Newsletter

Insights May 2015 Newsletter: Implementing OFCCP’s New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rules On December 3, 2015 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a final rule prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This rule took effect April 8, 2015 and will apply to all federal contractors and subcontractors who

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24 Apr

OFCCP’s National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA Now 7 Percent

Email from OFCCP   OFCCP’s National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA Now 7 Percent   OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website, based on 2014 end-of-year data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Now, the Annual National Benchmark is 7 percent – a slight drop from the

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12 Apr

OFCCP Extends Comment Period on Sex Discrimination Rule

News Release OFCCP News Release: [03/27/2015] Contact Name: Michael Trupo Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 Email: Trupo.Michael@dol.gov Release Number: 15-0541-NAT Comment period on proposed sex discrimination rule extended Supreme Court ruling leads to extension through April 14 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a two-week extension of the comment period for its proposed

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13 Feb

Lahey Clinic Settles Pay Discrimination Case With OFCCP

News Release OFCCP News Release: [02/12/2015] Contact Name: Ted Fitzgerald or Andre J. Bowser Phone Number: (617) 565-2075 or x2074 Email: Fitzgerald.Edmund@dol.gov or Bowser.Andre.J@dol.gov Release Number: 14-2056-BOS Lahey Clinic settles pay discrimination case with US Labor Department Massachusetts medical center will pay $190K in back wages, interest and salary adjustments to 38 underpaid female housekeepers

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13 Feb

OFCCP Proposes New Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

News Release OFCCP News Release: [01/28/2015] Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Laura McGinnis Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 or x4653 Email: Trupo.Michael@dol.gov or McGinnis.Laura.K@dol.gov Release Number: 14-2186-NAT US Labor Department proposes critical updates to sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors Revisions address discrimination based on gender identity and pregnancy, sexual harassment WASHINGTON — The

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02 Feb

OFCCP Files Lawsuit Allegining Systemic Hiring Discrmination at JBS USA Hyrum, Utah Plant

News Release OFCCP News Release: [12/16/2014] Contact Name: Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez Phone Number: (972) 850-4710 or x4709 Email: Petterson.Diana@dol.gov or Rodriguez.Juan@dol.gov Release Number: 14-2154-DEN US Labor Department files lawsuit alleging systemic hiring discrimination at beef-processing plant in Hyrum, Utah Complaint seeks back wages and job offers from JBS USA HYRUM, Utah — JBS

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