News by Category: OFCCP

EEOC to Begin Collecting Wage Data from Employers: What the Sweeping Revisions to the EEO-1 Report Mean for Your Business

By Abtin Mehdizadegan On January 29, 2016, in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed sweeping changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) in an effort to target and enforce pay equity discrimination in the workforce. These … Read More »

Final Rule Protecting Discussion of Employee Compensation Now In Effect

The Final Rule protecting employees who “inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant” from adverse employment actions in the workplace became effective Monday, January 11, 2016. The so-called “pay secrecy ban,” issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), … Read More »

“So, how much do you make?”: The Trend Towards Sharing Wage Data

by Greg Northen At a time when the cost of basic commodities like eggs and milk continues to rise, many Americans complain that salary increases remain stagnant. In fact, according to research conducted by benefits consulting firm Towers Watson and human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt, the annual pay raise … Read More »

OFCCP Announces Final Rule Protecting Discussion of Employee Compensation

by Abtin Mehdizadegan On September 10, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the Department of Labor (DOL), issued a Final Rule protecting employees who “inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant” from adverse employment actions … Read More »

OFCCP Proposes New Sex Discrimination Rules

by Abtin Mehdizadegan The OFCCP has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise and replace its Sex Discrimination Guidelines that were originally issued in 1970. The proposed rule will reportedly address compensation discrimination, sexual harassment, failure to provide workplace accommodations for pregnancy, gender identity discrimination and family caregiving discrimination. The … Read More »

DOL Announces Final Rule Protecting LGBT Workers from Discrimination

The Final Rule implements an Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2014, making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate against employees and applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees from such discrimination. This … Read More »

Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

Today, July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate against employees and applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, which will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees from such discrimination. Currently, there is no federal … Read More »

OFCCP Disability Regulations Implemented; ABC Challenge Dismissed

A ruling was issued Monday, March 24, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Patricia A. Shiu. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related … Read More »