DE OFCCP Week In Review (WIR)The DE 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:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019: VEVRAA & USERRA Town Hall

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced that they are joining forces to jointly sponsor a Town Hall meeting to expand outreach to the veteran community. The OFCCP seeks to understand better the needs Federal Contractors face in recruiting, promoting, and retaining veterans.

The Town Hall is open to the public. As the conversation will focus on veteran employment, it will be of particular interest to individuals involved in compliance with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requirements. Human resource managers, equal employment opportunity specialists, and chief compliance officers should attend and provide feedback to support OFCCP’s efforts to enhance compliance assistance materials.

Town Hall Details

  • Location: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Date: August 7, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 Pm EST
  • Registration: Free via tickets through Eventbrite

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019: Trump to Nominate Scalia for Labor Secretary

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President Trump, via a tweet, announced his intent to nominate Eugene (Gene) Scalia (son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia) for the Secretary of Labor position vacated by Alexander Acosta on July 19, 2019.

Mr. Scalia is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Group and a member of its Labor and Employment Practice Group, which he co-chaired for twelve years. He is also a member of the Firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group and has served on its Executive Committee and its Partnership Evaluation Committee. Mr. Scalia was also one of six Gibson Dunn partners recognized in the 2019 Guide to World-Class Employment Lawyers by Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine and Lawdragon. 

 

THIS COLUMN IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO OFCCP. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL.

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