Category Archives: OFCCP

White House Uses Executive Order to Ban the Box for Federal Employment; Opens the Door to Wide-Ranging Impact on Employers

Continuing its longstanding strategy of using Executive Orders to implement new policies and pave the way for future legislation, the Obama administration announced in early November that the federal government would be required to follow a ‘Ban the Box’ protocol … Continue reading

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New OFCCP Discrimination Rules on the Horizon for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors should be on the lookout for new OFCCP rules this fall and winter instituting new reporting requirements for federal contractors and updating federal contractor regulations regarding sex and gender discrimination. These new rules demonstrate significant changes to contractors’ … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Executive Order Creating Protections for LGBT Employees of Federal Contractors

Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring the federal government and its contractors from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees.

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New Compensation-Related Requirements for Federal Contractors

On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed a new Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against employees for discussing compensation issues.   On the same date, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to issue new … Continue reading

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New OFCCP Requirements Now in Effect

The OFFCP’s final rules took effect on March 24, 2014.  The previously issued Final Rules expanding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) are aimed to improve hiring and … Continue reading

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OFCCP Announces a Final Rule Implementing Utilization Goals for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans

The OFCCP has officially announced a Final Rule for the amended Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and VEVRAA’s Section 4212.  These rules provide required metrics to measure federal contractors’ progress toward achieving equal opportunity for people with … Continue reading

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