The OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition they discuss:
- The return of Opinion Letters as announced by the USDOL’s Wage-Hour (W-H) Division
- OMB received formal “Request for Information” regarding the controversial Obama Administration Overtime Rule from the USDOL’s Wage-Hour (W-H) Division
- Trump finally nominated his Civil Rights team
USDOL Wage-Hour (W-H): Announced the Return of Opinion Letters
|Tuesday, June 27, 2017|
|Opinion letters were abolished under Obama.
USDOL Wage-Hour (W-H): Sent OMB a Formal “Request for Information” Regarding the Controversial Obama Administration Overtime Rule
|Tuesday, June 27, 2017|
|This is the first step and signal that USDOL is planning to ask the public for comments on the OT Rule and then withdraw or modify it.
Trump Makes His Move; Finally Nominated his Civil Rights Team
|Thursday, June 29, 2017|
|Reacting to continued criticism that he has been slow to fill Labor and Civil Rights positions in his new administration, President Trump aimed a double-barreled shotgun blast at critics by nominating his Civil Rights team.
Going to the top shelf and drawing from the “brain trust”, Trump sent to the Senate the nominations of Janet Dhillon to Chair the EEOC and Eric Dreiband to be the Director of the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division as previously rumored. (See OFCCP Week in Review: May 8, 2017)
Civil Rights critics immediately lodged criticisms of both candidates, especially of Dreiband who has defended many prominent companies against discrimination claims.
Janet Dhillon to Chair the EEOC
She’s a superstar!
Eric Dreiband to Direct USDOJ Office of Civil Rights
Dreiband would be the 15th Jones Day lawyer to join the Trump Administration (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-dreiband-72633a15) The White House Counsel, Donald McGahn, (The President’s lawyer) is a former Jones Day partner. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-mcgahn-0a66105)
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Jennifer Polcer, PHR, SHRM-CP, is the VP of Compliance at DirectEmployers Association where she looks to be a resource to Members providing guidance on compliance matters related to Affirmative Action, audit advocacy and additional education surrounding government contractor obligations. Full Bio »