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OFCCP Guidance Clarifies Valid Pay Equity Factors

Society for Human Resource Management - Compensation disparities among federal contractors may not be due to discriminatory factors such as gender or race, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) noted in recent guidance that rescinded a prior directive...

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Resist the Temptation to Move Applicants from One Requisition to Another

LocalJobNetwork.com - This article discusses the trend by electronic applicant tracking systems to permit recruiters greater flexibility in moving applicants, who applied under one requisition, into a different requisition, so that the applicant may be considered for the same job at a later date or for other roles besides the one to which he or she applied...

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Dodge These Frequent EEO-1 Report Mistakes Before It's Too Late

Society for Human Resource Management - Now that employers have until June 1 to complete EEO-1 reports, they have extra time to avoid filing mistakes—especially those that commonly arise following mergers and acquisitions or the closure of a location...

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Review Affirmative Action Plans in Response to Audit Letters

Society for Human Resource Management - Federal contractors that got an advance audit notice from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) should prepare for top-to-bottom OFCCP reviews of their affirmative action plans by conducting self-audits...

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New OFCCP Director Urged to Train Staff

Society for Human Resource Management - Federal contractors that got an advance audit notice from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) should prepare for top-to-bottom OFCCP reviews of their affirmative action plans by conducting self-audits...

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Google Wins Round One in Fair Pay Act Litigation

Society for Human Resource Management - It's back to the drawing board for employees who brought a class action against Google, alleging that the company had a policy of paying women less than men for substantially similar work...

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Extension for VETS-4212 Gives Employers Time to File Correctly

Society for Human Resource Management - Although the path of destruction left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was confined to a few states, federal contractors nationwide have until Nov. 15 to file the VETS-4212 form, which tracks their efforts to employ veterans, instead of the usual Sept. 30 for the annual form, the Department of Labor announced on its website. This gives contractors time to make sure their filings are in order, attorneys say...

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OFCCP Awarded Access to Some Personal Contact Information at Google

Society for Human Resource Management - In its ongoing audit of the compensation practices at Google, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) won access to at least 5,000 workers' personal contact information for those employed in 2014 or 2015...

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Trump Blocks 'Blacklisting Rule'

Society for Human Resource Management - President Donald Trump signed a resolution to permanently block the so-called blacklisting regulations that would have required federal contractors to report labor violations and that prevented them from receiving contracts if they had serious infractions...

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Effective Self-Assessment of Outreach Efforts Pursuant to OFCCP's Veteran and Disability Regulations

LocalJobNetwork.com - Regardless of where the Trump Administration takes the OFCCP, it seems likely that meaningful outreach for veterans and individuals with disabilities will remain a priority. Government contractors need to be mindful of what the regulations require as to the assessment of that outreach, what proof OFCCP is likely to ask for in an audit, and how contractors can meet these obligations...

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Google Stands Up to OFCCP in Compensation Lawsuit

Society for Human Resource Management - Google has provided the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with "hundreds of thousands of records" over the last year but was sued Dec. 29 for not handing over documents that would reveal private employee contact information, according to the technology company...

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11th-Hour Attempt to Block the Blacklisting Rule Filed

Society for Human Resource Management - The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule—sometimes referred to as the "blacklisting rule" since it potentially could lead to barring federal contractors from contracts—starts to take effect Oct. 25, unless a motion for an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) filed Oct. 13 succeeds in blocking the regulation...

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Contractors Will Need to Ramp Up to Satisfy Final 'Blacklisting' Rule

Society for Human Resource Management - Compliance with the final "blacklisting" regulations will require greater interdepartmental cooperation and perhaps designation of one person at a company to oversee disclosures of labor law violations to compliance advisors at numerous federal agencies...

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EEOC Digs In with Its EEO-1 Pay Data Proposal

Society for Human Resource Management - A newly proposed deadline of March 31, 2018, for EEO-1 reports to include pay data isn't as far off as it sounds...

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HR's Role in Pay Analyses

Society for Human Resource Management - Analyses on compensation equity can't go forward without HR but shouldn't be handled by HR alone...

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New DOL Rule Gives Agency Broader License to Sue for Pay Discrimination

Society for Human Resource Management - Department of Labor (DOL) sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors—updated for the first time in 40 years on June 14—will increase pay discrimination claims, according to management attorneys...

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DOL Cracks Down on Company's Use of Hiring Tests

Society for Human Resource Management - In an all-too-common situation, an HR professional is shocked to discover that managers at the organization are using pre-employment tests without HR's permission...

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The Evolution of the Tagline at the Bottom of Job Advertisements: The Demise of the Affirmative Action Reference

Society for Human Resource Management - Decades ago, long before employers used the Internet for recruiting, employers used to advertise job vacancies in the newspaper. The OFCCP knows this because its current sex discrimination guidelines reference the old newspaper way of recruiting...

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SHRM Objects to EEOC's Collection of W-2 Wage Information

Society for Human Resource Management - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to collect information from employees' W-2 forms in an attempt to compare pay and find possible pay discrimination in companies...

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OFCCP's New Class Member Locator Database and DOL's Proposed Blacklisting Rule Guidance

LocalJobNetwork.com - The vast majority of contractors that have been cited by OFCCP for violations involving discrimination have been willing to enter into voluntary conciliation agreements to resolve their compliance reviews. OFCCP's statistics bear that out. Out of thousands of compliance reviews every year, most of them are resolved with a Notice of Compliance...

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Pay Transparency Rule Does Not Apply to HR in All Situations

Society for Human Resource Management - In yet another rule applying to federal contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarified that its freshly minted pay transparency regulations do not protect HR professionals when acting as guardians of compensation information...

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OFCCP Finalizes Pay Transparency Rule

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report - OFCCP's final rule bars federal contractors from discriminating against employees and applicants who discuss, disclose or inquire about pay. The final rule applies to covered federal contracts entered into or modified on or after Jan. 11, 2016...

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Proposed Regulations and Department of Labor Guidance (Part II)

LocalJobNetwork.com - On May 28, 2015, pursuant to Executive Order 13673, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The Department of Labor (DOL) supplemented the proposed rule with its guidance ("DOL Guidance"). As expected, the proposed rule seeks to impose unprecedented employment and labor obligations on companies that wish to sell goods or perform services for the federal government. Comments are due by July 27, 2015...

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Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order)

LocalJobNetwork.com - On July 31, 2014, President Obama released Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The theme of the Executive Order is that when the U.S. federal government is going to use taxpayer dollars to buy goods and services from government contractor companies, the taxpayers' dollars should not be used to buy from companies that engage in repeated, pervasive, serious or willful violations of our employment laws...

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Veteran Benchmark Won't Change Until 2016 for Calendar-Year Plans

Society for Human Resource Management - This article discusses the April 21, 2015 lowering of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 hiring benchmark for veterans from 7.2 percent to 7 percent...

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Transgender Workers Protected in Sex Discrimination Rule Revamp

Business Insurance - New guidelines for federal contractors to follow to avoid sex discrimination are long overdue and will align the rules with developments since they were issued in 1970...

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OFCCP Issues Proposal to Update Outdated Sex Bias Rules to conform With Current Law

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report - Proposal would update OFCCP's 40-year-old sex discrimination rules under Executive Order 11,246 to conform with current Title VII law and interpretations...

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