USDOJ Pursues Last-Minute Attempt to Kill “Adverse Impact” Discrimination Claims Against Federal Grant Recipients
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for review a Final Rule amending DOJ’s regulations administering Title VI (Title 6) of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Final Rule...
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“USDOL”) published its long-awaited Final Rule in the Federal Register revising its interpretation of independent contractor (“IC”) status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Significantly, the Rule...
OFCCP Issued Proposed Scheduling Letters for Focused Reviews on Promotions and Accommodations…But They Are Not What You Expected
On December 22, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) sent two proposed audit Scheduling Letters to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) seeking OMB’s approval for OFCCP to use them to launch “focused reviews on promotion” and...
- New COVID-19 Relief Permits Employers to Voluntarily Extend Cost-Free Paid Leave Under FFCRA into 2021
- EO 13950 Imploded Even Before Biden Could Cancel it + Bonus Blog Post
- REMINDER: Time to Get Ready to Apply for USDOL’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program
- OFCCP Now Accepting Public Comment on Its New Proposed Information Collection Requests in Construction Contractor Compliance Audit Scheduling Letters Awaiting OMB Approval
- OFCCP Wants More Comments on Its Proposal to Require Contractors to Submit All AAPs for Verification: Public Comment Deadline Extended
- OFCCP Director Craig Leen Timed Out: Does Not Make it to OPM + Bonus Blog Post
- U.S. Department of Labor Issues Two Opinion Letters Regarding Travel Time and Overtime Payments Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- EEOC Announces It will Hold Its First Commission Meeting of 2021
- OFCCP Touts a Year in Review
The 106th Congress ended this day, and along with it so did Craig Leen’s attempt to become the Inspector General of OPM, as the Senate formally returned to President Trump Mr. Leen’s expired nomination (along with hundreds of other expired but unfilled nominations)...
RECAP U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoined EO 13950 Ban on “Divisive” D&I Training OFCCP Canceled Announced Focused Reviews on D&I OFCCP Has Also Stopped EO 13950 Complaint Investigations On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the United States District Court...
- OFCCP Released “Certainty” Directive
- Celebrating the Bill of Rights Day!
- EEOC Published Vaccination FAQs to Supplement its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Information
- USDOL Launched a Training Provider Website
- Nine New Organizations Achieved Recognition For High-Quality Apprenticeship Programs
- Open Virtual Meeting on Veteran Employment & Employer Outreach
- Colorado Asserts Nationwide Reach Over Most Online Job Postings of “Colorado Employers” in New Guidance Re Pay Transparency Rules
- That’s a Wrap For 2020
Colorado Asserts Nationwide Reach Over Most Online Job Postings of “Colorado Employers” in New Guidance Re Pay Transparency Rules
On Friday, December 18th, the Colorado Division of Labor Standards & Statistics (“DLSS”) issued Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinion #9 (“INFO #9”) regarding the pay transparency requirements in the new Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”). Most of...
USDOL Announced A Coming Controversial OFCCP Final Rule Recognizing Expanded Religious Defenses, Even While Only Mirroring the Recent Case Law Which Established Them, Published the Rule Two Days Later, And Then Two Days Later Drew Angry Criticism From House Speaker Pelosi
On Monday December 7, 2020, OFCCP issued a press release announcing that it would soon publish its Final Rule updating OFCCP’s Rules re religious discrimination titled: “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.”...
- USDOL Announced A Coming Controversial OFCCP Final Rule Recognizing Expanded Religious Defenses, Even While Only Mirroring the Recent Case Law Which Established Them, Published the Rule Two Days Later, And Then Two Days Later Drew Angry Criticism From House Speaker Pelosi + Bonus Deep Dive Blog Post
- Disability and Employment Boot Camp Underway
- EEOC To Begin Formal Opinion Letters
- Rounding Out the Year with a Look Ahead to OFCCP Compliance in 2021
- Nine Democrat Senators Ask The EEOC To Investigate Hiring Processes Using Artificial Intelligence Tools
- Checklists Every Employer Needs To Stay Off the Naughty List!
- DOJ Continues ADA Celebration Recognizing a Win in Education With Service Animals