Beware of What You Sign – The Dangers of Conciliation Agreements
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Sep, 2013
You have just finished a difficult OFCCP compliance review that appeared to be interminable. Numerous scenarios could have occurred during the way, but the end result is OFCCP issuing a notice of violations (NOV) and a conciliation agreement (CA). As frustrating as it is, many contractors can expect to receive a CA, especially if they failed to post their job openings with the state employment service or failed to conduct...
OFCCP Final Rules: A Step in the Right Direction
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Sep, 2013
The long awaited Section 503 (disability) and Section 4212 (protected veterans) regulations have finally been issued. Much fear and trepidation has been generated in the Federal Contractor community over the last few years over the possible impact of these new rules on the regulated community. Federal Contractors raised significant concerns about the prescriptive nature, the efficacy, and the burden hours of many of the prop...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 8
by Local JobNetwork™ - Aug, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 8 EXCLUSIVE! The Fox OFCCP Report: New OFCCP Federal Contract Compliance Manual Has Many Provocative Surprises by John C. Fox, Esq. Because OFCCP has not yet released the new "Federal Contract Compliance Manual" ("FCCM") to the public e...
Fast Facts of the 2013 Annual ILG National Conference
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Aug, 2013
The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) held its 31st Annual ILG National Conference and Exhibition at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 30 to August 2, 2013. The conference showed an increase in attendance with 730 attendees, 42 exhibitors, and 24 sessions while the 2012 conference hosted 428 attendees, 25 exhibitors, and 29 sessions. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Pr...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Aug, 2013
August 2013 New OFCCP Federal Contract Compliance Manual Has Many Provocative Surprises: Head-Knocking in Audits Lies Ahead Because OFCCP has not yet released the new "Federal Contract Compliance Manual" ("FCCM") to the public even while the agency uses it to train its Compliance Officers, I thought I would devote this column to the new FCCM and report ("verbatim") some of...
New OFCCP Directive on Back Pay
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Aug, 2013
On July 17, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new directive on how to calculate back pay for victims of employment discrimination. The Directive serves at least two purposes. First, it memorializes current practices in the calculation of monetary remedies at OFCCP. Second, it resolves some open questions or variations in the approach to the basic calculation of remedies between the Regio...
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Aug, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 2 - Specific Priority Areas Several articles in the August 2013 edition of The OFCCP Digest will discuss what was learned from the recent National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference that was held in July in Indianapolis. While the conference was useful and interesting, it had very little effect on the basic premise of this two-part series of arti...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jul, 2013
July 2013 The Myth of OFCCP's Debarment Authority: Another Great Urban Legend Skewered OFCCP Director Pat Shiu has garnered some flattering and critical (both) press coverage for her recent speech to the annual meeting of The National Employment Lawyer's Association (NELA), one of the country's leading trade associations for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. (Note: NELA is not to...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 7
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jul, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 7 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance....
Breathing New Life into Affirmative Action to Grow Your Company’s Bottom Line
by Ahmed Younies - Jul, 2013
Affirmative Action burst onto the American employment landscape about 45 years ago as a means to combat decades of racial discrimination by employers. That year, all Federal agencies were required by Federal law to put into place certain programs meant to ensure that all job applicants were considered without regard to “race, creed, color, or national origin,” and to guarantee that these factors played no role in the treatmen...
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