Joint Employment and Federal Contractors

Posted by | Filed under Affirmative Action, Compliance, HR | Aug 1, 2016 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Joint employment, and the issues it brings, has been around for a while. But with the NLRB decision last year in Browning Ferris II, the scope of what it means to be a joint employer has broadened. And while there is no regulation spelling out this new standard, the DOL and OFCCP are jumping on board. (more…)

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OFCCP’s LGBT Executive Order and its impact

Executive Order 13672 Highlights: LGBT non discrimination E.O. 13672 went into the Federal Register Dec. 9, 2014 and will be effective April 8, 2015 Any place your organization displays the entire list of protected classes, gender identity and sexual orientation must be added EO Clause for contracts and sub contracts should be amended, along with Ad […]

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Key Changes to OFCCP Scheduling Letter

Posted by | Dec 29, 2014 | No Comments

Audit requests in 2015 will look different and ask for more information, as the scheduling letter has changed. Key changes: Personnel activity (hires, promotions, terms, applicant flow) can be provided either by job group OR job title but if submitted by title, you must also include department and job group (we’ve always provided by job […]

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3 Things to do NOW to prepare for the new OFCCP regulations

Posted by | Jan 29, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Effective 3/24/14 the OFCCP’s regulation will significantly change. Primarily, there will be targets for Veterans and Disabled and additional reporting, record keeping and notices. The regulations will require that you survey your employee population every 5 years (with interim reminders) for disability status and has released the form that should be used: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/SelfId_Disability_CC_305_012214_JRF_QA_508c.pdf So what […]

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Top Three Employee Errors in the workplace

Posted by | Aug 21, 2012 | No Comments

Sure, our employers make plenty of mistakes.  Our bosses can be demanding, insensitive, and provide plenty of happy hour ranting material.  But individual employees also can add fuel to the workplace fire.  Here’s our top picks of situations that make work life crazier than it needs to be and some suggested guidance. 1. “If I […]

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6 Internal Investigation Mistakes

As a former EEOC investigator, gone corporate then gone consultant…I’ve reviewed my share of internal discrimination investigations. Some are impressive, some are epic and well, others shouldn’t have bothered. Here’s our dirty half- dozen mistakes: 1. No report written to memorialize what happened – your notes scribbled on legal pads are often difficult for you […]

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10 things to do NOW to stay compliant with OFCCP regs

Posted by | Apr 4, 2012 | No Comments

Here are our 10 tips for staying compliant with OFCCP regulations:    1. Talk to your business development department, procurement department or other key sales people in your organization to determine if you are a federal government contractor or subcontractor.  We’re encountering many situations where an audit letter was the first notice for HR or […]

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2011 OFCCP review

Posted by | Dec 19, 2011 | No Comments

WOW! 2012 was an interesting year on the OFCCP front.  Here’s what we experienced: As advertised, we noticed a decline in the number of audits but the audits we assisted with were INTENSE. The Chicago office experienced a backlog resulting in rescinded audits and the movement of cases in that office to other offices. We […]

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Addressing the 13%

Posted by | Dec 19, 2011 | No Comments

The US Department of Labor states that the unemployment rate for the disabled is 13% – 1.5x the rate of those without disabilities.  In order to address that high rate, the OFCCP is proposing a 7% disability hiring goal for Affirmative Action employers – strengthening the Rehabilitation Act. Visit the federal e-rulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov […]

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The best defense is a good offense

Posted by | Sep 12, 2011 | No Comments

In football and human resources (still hurting from that Cowboys loss last night!), having an offensive strategy is imperative, particularly in the compliance area.  Many companies receive their affirmative action plans, give them a quick glance then stick them on a shelf just praying that this is a year they won’t be audited. We’re advocating […]

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