OFCCP Week in Review: October 9, 2017

OFCCP Week in Review: October 9, 2017

Week In Review (WIR)
  • SCOTUS hearing on compelled employee arbitration agreements banning class actions is too close to call
  • The Trump Team has finally arrived at Wage & Hour Division
  • Who is a joint employer? The confusion continues…
  • Trump Administration expanded religious exemption for companies objecting to provision of certain contraceptive services in employer health service plans
  • US Attorney Sessions threatened vigorous enforcement against employers and government contractors of claimed religious discrimination
OFCCP Week in Review: September 18, 2017

OFCCP Week in Review: September 18, 2017

Week In Review (WIR)
  • Job sites launched to help those affected by recent hurricanes
  • House of Representatives approved amendment to USDOL budget prohibiting funds for OFCCP merger into EEOC
  • Grants set aside to help assess workforce needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma
  • Winners announced for 2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal
  • Deadline extended to November 15 for VETS-4212
  • Minimum wage increase for federal contractors
OFCCP Week in Review: September 11, 2017

OFCCP Week in Review: September 11, 2017

Week In Review (WIR)
  • Congress resumed work after its August Break
  • DHS announced rescission of DACA Program resulting in 720,000 “Dreamer” work authorizations to expire and not be renewed
  • Eric Dreiband’s nomination hearing went off without fireworks
  • Senate Appropriations Committee now weights in with USDOL and OFCCP budget, dividing Republicans on the “Administrative State”
  • OFCCP merger proposal rejected
  • Cornell survey for Section 503 study opened
OFCCP Week in Review: September 5, 2017

OFCCP Week in Review: September 5, 2017

Week In Review (WIR)
  • Thomas Dowd responds to letter of opposition regarding the potential EEOC/OFCCP Merger
  • Pay component of EEO-1 Report suspended
  • Permanent injunction issued by Texas Federal court stopping Obama Overtime Rule
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief: OFCCP issued National Interest Exemption from AAP development for employers entering into supply and service contracts
  • Head of South Carolina Workforce Agency, Cheryl Stanton, to Lead DOL Wage and Hour Unit
OFCCP Week in Review: August 21, 2017

OFCCP Week in Review: August 21, 2017

Week In Review (WIR)
  • Class waiver upheld without an arbitration agreement
  • DOL shut down OSHA’s injury reporting system amid possible security breach
  • EEOC permitted a subpoena after Right to Sue issued
  • “I was arrested under the ugly law…” and more from the 2017 NASWA Veterans Conference
  • OFCCP announced compliance assistance Town Halls
  • NPRM: HIRE Vets Medallion Award