Total Articles: 10
Ogletree Deakins • March 18, 2018
In a move toward greater transparency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued Directive 2018-01 affecting the use of predetermination notices (PDNs) in discrimination cases. OFCCP uses PDN letters to inform contractors of preliminary findings of employment discrimination. PDNs give “contractors 15 additional calendar days to rebut OFCCP’s proposed findings that sufficient evidence exists of discrimination.”
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 13, 2018
As the first quarter of 2018 nears its end, and we are adjusting to an extra hour of daylight (and an hour less sleep this weekend) we wanted to take a moment to remind you about the Paid Sick Leave obligations that went into effect in January 2017 for covered contractors. For a refresher of these obligations, check out the blog post my colleague Megan Holstein and I recently posted.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 12, 2018
Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are federal contractors. Jackson Lewis regularly provides specialized assistance in developing and implementing affirmative action plans (AAPs).
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 12, 2018
As paid sick leave laws continue to pass across the nation, as recently seen in Austin, Texas, employers have focused on complying with the various state and local jurisdictions’ paid sick leave requirements . However, employers may forget, or might have to totally missed, that there is a federal paid sick leave law. Executive Order 13706, Paid Sick Leave for Workers on Federal Contracts (hereinafter called “Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Law”), requires that covered federal contractors provide paid sick and safe leave for qualified reasons to eligible employees. Eligible employees can use this time for their own health care, a family member’s health care, and certain needs related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 09, 2018
As we’ve been discussing, now is the time for employers to be filing their annual EEO-1 reports. Coincidentally, and perhaps not un-intentionally, Public Citizen, a non profit advocacy group is also using this time to sue OFCCP around its practices of withholding information involving employers’ EEO-1 reports.
Nexsen Pruet • March 08, 2018
A thousand or more federal contractor and subcontractor establishments will receive audit scheduling letters in the next few weeks because they have been picked for a compliance review by the government—and it is not too late to make sure affirmative action plans are ready for close scrutiny.
Ogletree Deakins • January 15, 2018
In order to close an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) evaluation, a compliance officer (CO) must complete the Standard Compliance Evaluation Report (SCER) Form. The SCER is an internal OFCCP document that provides a road map for the compliance evaluation.
Ogletree Deakins • December 21, 2017
Every compliance evaluation that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) conducts begins with a scheduling letter. The letter notifies the contractor that it has been selected for an audit and identifies the contractor establishment to be audited. The letter is accompanied by an Itemized Listing of data to be submitted to OFCCP for review concerning the contractor’s affirmative action compliance. The scheduling letter was last renewed in July of 2016, and it will remain in effect until June 30, 2019.
Ogletree Deakins • December 14, 2017
As part of a statistical analysis for an affirmative action program for minorities and females, contractors must estimate external availability in order to determine utilization and annual placement goals. Contractors are required to “use the most current and discrete statistical information available,” which includes census data from local job services and data from colleges and training institutions, in their external availability analyses. So how do you find the appropriate availability data for a reasonable recruitment area and a particular job title?
Ogletree Deakins • December 13, 2017
According to an update on the website of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), there has been a shift in some “key personnel.” According to the changes, Ondray T. Harris will be the new OFCCP director. Harris was previously a senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and the director of the Department of Justice from 2007 to 2010.