OFCCP v. Medtronic Provides Federal Contractors/Subcontractors with a Learning Opportunity in Compensation Practices
by Ahmed Younies - Oct, 2013
Last month, Medtronic and the OFCCP settled pay discrimination allegations in OFCCP v. Medtronic Inc. and Medtronic Interventional Vascular Inc., Case No. 2013-OFC-0004. Many of you may know the basic facts: the OFCCP alleged that Medtronic discriminated against 78 Hispanic entry-level Senior Production Associates at its Danvers, Massachusetts facility, by paying them less than they paid Caucasian employees, performing the sam...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 9
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 9 Beware of What You Sign – The Dangers of Conciliation Agreements by Debra Milstein Gardner 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 res...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Sep, 2013
September 2013 When is an OFCCP "Placement Goal" a "Utilization Goal" or a "Benchmark Goal" or a "Quota"? This month's column is about the magic, majesty and meaning of words. One of my favorite books is Lewis Carroll's "Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" (and even before The Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick immortalized it in the 1967 rock song "White Rabbit"...
2010 EEO Tabulation: A Quick Peek Under the Hood – Part 2
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Sep, 2013
As I stated in my June post, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that as of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must replace the 2000 EEO Tabulation file with the 2006-2010 Census EEO Tabulation file (2010 EEO Tabulation) to produce all future AAPs.1 In this post I will continue my review of the 2010 EEO Tabulation and its comparison to the 2000 EEO Tabulation file while noting some majo...
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...
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