Tag Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Breaking News: EEOC/OFCCP Proposed Merger Resulting in Unexpected Allies

As we speculated yesterday, the White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 proposes to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the proposed budget, released this morning, the OFCCP would see its budget reduced from $105 million to approximately $88 million and have its … Continue Reading

Is a Merger of OFCCP and EEOC on the Horizon?

In February 2017, we speculated whether the Trump Administration would eliminate the OFCCP as a possible cost-cutting measure.  The discussion has continued since that time, and has, in the past weeks gathered more interest. The latest on the topic of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) fate stems from a recommendation by the Heritage … Continue Reading

Federal Contractors Not the Only Ones with Disability Goals

Federal agencies soon will be required to engage in affirmative outreach for individuals with disabilities. The final rule issued by EEOC on December 30, 2016, will require federal agencies to take steps to increase the number of its employees that are individuals with disabilities beginning in January 2018. This is similar to the affirmative action obligations in … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Final Pay Data Reporting Report and Paid Sick Leave Regulations Released

On the eve of the end of its fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor has released final rules for new EEO-1 Pay Data reporting obligations as well as paid sick leave regulations for federal contractors. EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting As highly anticipated, and a day before the deadline for the 2016 EEO-1 reporting period, EEOC … Continue Reading

EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic Shares Her Thoughts on Pay Data Collection with the ILG National Conference

The second day of the 2016 ILG National Conference was filled with many informative sessions including those on implementing affirmative action plans, diversity initiatives, steering, and everyone’s favorite topic – pay. The day opened with an address from EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic. Commissioner Lipnic shared details of the Agency’s work studying harassment in the workplace. … Continue Reading

Comments Submitted on EEO-1 Pay Data Proposal

As part of the vibrant dialogue currently underway surrounding the EEOC’s proposal for modification of the annual EEO-1 Report to include information on pay, Jackson Lewis submitted feedback for the Agency’s consideration. During the public comment period, which closed April 1, 2016, Matt Camardella, Stephanie Lewis, Jennifer Seda and Stacey Bastone prepared and submitted a … Continue Reading

Pay Data Reporting Proposal Published in Federal Register

As we reported last week, EEOC has proposed an amendment to the annual EEO-1 form for the collection of employee pay data.  The proposed amendment has now been officially published in the Federal Register and is available for public comment.  The deadline to submit comments is April 1, 2016. Pursuant to regulation, there will also be … Continue Reading

Protecting Your Proactive Pay Analyses

The Obama Administration has made it clear that closing the persistent gender “wage gap” is one of its top EEO priorities. As such, OFCCP has ramped up its enforcement of equal pay laws, including rewriting its compensation investigation guidelines with Agency Directive 307, revamping its Division of Statistical Analyses, and reinventing the pay data component … Continue Reading

32nd Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference

Hello from the 2014 ILG National Conference in beautiful Washington, D.C.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrate 50 Years of Civil Rights” and the conference opens tomorrow morning with an address from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.  Key officials from OFCCP and EEOC as well as leading practitioners are scheduled to present throughout … Continue Reading

EEOC Taking Aggressive Measures Towards “Eradicating Systemic Discrimination” By Expanding Investigations to Include Non-Alleged Class Discrimination

It was only a matter of time, but it has happened.  In a letter received recently the EEOC advised it was expanding a single charge alleging disability discrimination, into include the non-alleged issue of nationwide class discrimination in hiring.  (See actual letter below).   Letter from EEOC – expanding jurisdiction  What?!  Non-Alleged??!  Nationwide?  Yes, you read … Continue Reading
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