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Tag Archives: Pay discrimination

Are You Ready to Respond to OFCCP’s New Audit Playbook?: A Special Complimentary Affirmative Action Webinar

OFCCP recently mailed out close to 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters to employers providing advance notice of upcoming audits. Up against the fast-approaching end of the Agency’s fiscal year, OFCCP began initiating actual audits immediately after the CSALs were mailed. While we can certainly expect OFCCP to continue to focus their enforcement efforts on traditional areas of… Continue Reading

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu Addresses ILG National Conference

Rounding out the festivities in Washington, D.C., OFCCP Director Pat Shiu addressed attendees on the closing morning of the 32nd Annual ILG National conference.  Keeping to the conference theme of “Learning from the Legacy, Focusing on the Future,” Director Shiu’s remarks centered around the “unfinished business of America” to address issues of pay, sexual orientation… Continue Reading

OFCCP’s Focus on “Steering” Discrimination Gains Steam

As OFCCP tries to find new ways to attack the “pay gap,” the Agency is focused increasingly on novel and creative methods to uncover alleged pay discrimination.  These “outside the box” investigations look beyond simply pay decisions (starting salary and pay adjustments) and instead examine employee selection processes – such as hiring decisions – and… Continue Reading

Update: OMB Reviewing “Pay Transparency” Regulations

Earlier this week, OFCCP delivered to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed regulations implementing the President’s recent Executive Order 13665 prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for discussing their pay.  A White House Fact Sheet provides more information on how the proposed regulations fit into the President’s pay initiatives. After OMB reviews (and… Continue Reading

CSAL UPDATE: New Details on Wave of OFCCP Advance Audit Notification Letters

Jackson Lewis has learned the following about the latest round of OFCCP Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs). On July 16, 2014 OFCCP sent out a wave of CSALs giving employers advance notice about impending OFCCP compliance reviews. The latest CSAL wave included:  568 employers 1,507 establishments 23 industries 30 Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCEs) were… Continue Reading

OFCCP’s Budget Justification Gives Insight Into Agency’s Definition of “Systemic Discrimination”

As we recently shared, OFCCP has issued its budget justification for fiscal year 2014.  As part of this document, OFCCP shared the details of how it will define a “systemic discrimination” case. OFCCP defines systemic discrimination as a case meeting one of two criteria: (a) the case addresses a measurable pattern of discrimination (either based on findings… Continue Reading

Fair Pay: A Top Priority for Everyone

Everyone is talking about pay discrimination these days.  Even the Presidential candidates (and their running mates) are focused on the persistent pay gap and their plans for addressing pay in the workplace over the next four years.  Regardless of which party wins the election, it is clear compensation will remain in the spot light.  It… Continue Reading