- This Week’s Vaccination Injunction Puzzle at a Glance
- The Iowa Supreme Court Gives A Male Transgender Employee The Win On The Restroom Dispute and On Gender Reassignment Surgery
- The DUNS Number is Out – Federal Contractors Must Secure a New “Unique Entity Identifier”
- EEOC To Shift to Democrat Majority in July
- DOJ Provided Opioid-Specific ADA Guidance
- Update Your Affirmative Action Programs – the VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Dropped to 5.5%
- NLRB Reported 57% Increase in Union Representation Petitions Since October 2021
- NLRB Counsel Announced Intent to Urge the Board That “Captive-Audience” Anti-Union Meetings for Employees Are Unlawful
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstated Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate for Federal Civilian Employees: Federal Courts Lacked Jurisdiction
- New Interpretation Confirms That WIOA’s Discrimination Prohibition “Based On Sex” Includes Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
The following information is provided by USDOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP): The 2022 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) national hiring benchmark was recently updated on the VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Database....
OFCCP Released The “Wrecking Ball” On Most Of The Remaining Trump Administration Policies and Procedures Of Significance
In a new Directive titled “Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement" (DIR 2022-02) OFCCP announced it had withdrawn what the Trump OFCCP Director had called his “four pillars” of Agency policy and procedure. The “pillars” were known by the acronym “CERT.”...
OFCCP FY 2023 Budget Request Seeks A Lot Of Money And Lays Out A Very Comprehensive And Ambitious Internal Rebuilding Program
But There Are Several Disconcerting Initiatives Of Concern To Contractors OFCCP’s “FY 2023 Congressional Budget Justification” seeks $147,051,000 and hopes to increase its employee headcount by 208 from 420 to 628 employees. This is close to the 188-employee headcount...
- OFCCP FY 2023 Budget Request Seeks A Lot Of Money And Lays Out A Very Comprehensive And Ambitious Internal Rebuilding Program
- EEOC Seeks Big FY 2023 Budget Increase Despite Declining Workload Numbers Also Released Today in New Performance Report
- Cast Your Vote And Do Your Outreach – American Job Centers Add Voting
- EEOC Presented New Features and Improvements to the EEO-1 Survey Filing System
- USDOL Public Service Announcement: “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?”
- Comment Now on Revisions to the I-9 Form
- Comment on “Notice of Employee Rights under National Labor Relations Act Complaint Process” (this is the so-called “anti-Beck notice”)
- OFCCP Contractor Portal Opened – New Resources Available
- Transgender Day of Visibility Sees Swooping Efforts Across the Federal Government to Recognize and Support the Transgender Community
- EEOC to Add Non-Binary Gender Option to Discrimination Charge Intake Process
- OFCCP Released The “Wrecking Ball” On Most Of The Remaining Trump Administration Policies and Procedures Of Significance
- E-Verify Records Disposal Date Extended to May 6, 2022
- March’s “New Jobs Filled Employment Numbers” Increased, But Those Dropping Out of The Workforce Provided An Anemic “Jobs Gains” Month
- Only 10% Of Those Working In U.S. Teleworked In March Because Of The COVID-19 Pandemic
- BLS Reports Show Educational Attainment Level Correlated to Higher Unemployment
Throughout Women’s History Month, there has been significant talk of the pay inequities that women face, including a viral Twitter account calling out every single wage gap at companies that celebrated women’s achievements. The gender pay gap historically has held...
OFCCP’s Proposed NPRM Walks Backwards Promising Less Transparency in Audits and Unknown, But Different (to come), Evidentiary Standards in Discrimination Investigations
Contractors Will Not Like OFCCP’s Assault on Their Rights or OFCCP Interpretations of Title VII Law Requirements Changing Like the Weather But This Will Happen as OFCCP Continues Its New March to be a Highly Politicized Federal Agency Like the NLRB with Enforcement...
Missed part one of this series focusing on the OFCCPs new pay equity audits?Catch up on part one of the series which contains the discussion of the first three “OFCCP Confusions.”Directive Also Acknowledges That “Occupation Segregation,” Not Pay Discrimination Alone,...
- Part 2: New OFCCP Directive on “Pay Equity Audits” Raises More Questions Than it Answers
- E-Verify Released New Features
- OFCCP’s Proposed NPRM Walks Backwards Promising Less Transparency in Audits and Unknown, But Different (to come), Evidentiary Standards in Discrimination Investigations
- CA Pay Data Reports Show No Surprises and Do not Tell us Much
- New Resources Available for EEO-1 Filers
- Lilly Ledbetter Shared Her Powerful and History-Making Story
- SCOTUS Overturns 5th Circuit, Stays U.S. District Court Injunction of DoD COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have become a priority for employers in today’s evolving workforce but the terms are often associated with a much narrower focus than they should be. While race is often at the forefront of these programs, other groups can be...