Tag Archives: affirmative action

OFCCP Incentivizes Employers to Choose Early Resolution of Audits

As we reported last Friday, OFCCP has kicked-off 2019 with a bang – issuing three directives in a single day. Yesterday we reported on the first of three new Directives OFCCP issued to kick off fiscal year 2019. Today we cover the second Directive – Directive 2019-02: Early Resolution Procedures. Under Directive 2019-02 (effective November … Continue Reading

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

OFCCP Releases Updated Sex Discrimination Rule

As anticipated, OFCCP has released its new Sex Discrimination Rules – replacing the outdated Sex Discrimination Guidelines that have been in place since the 1970s.  The release coincides with the White House’s United State of Women Summit being held today in Washington D.C.. The new rule will go into effect on August 15, 2016 and addresses … Continue Reading

The 33rd Annual ILG National Conference Comes to A Close

The 33rd Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference has officially come to a close.  For four days, conference attendees attended a multitude of sessions providing insight and guidance on the latest EEO and Affirmative Action trends. Highlights of the conference began with Director Patricia Shiu’s opening remarks as well as the EEOC and OFCCP joint presentation discussion … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court to Again Review Higher Education Affirmative Action Case

In a week full of front-page news, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to again review the appropriateness of the University of Texas at Austin’s race-based admissions process in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The Supreme Court first reviewed the school’s consideration of race as a component of its admission process … Continue Reading

Court Once Again Upholds University of Texas Consideration of Race as Admissions Factor

As reported more than a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the Fisher v. University of Texas case back to the Court of Appeals for stricter scrutiny of the University’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions policy.  The case centers on Ms. Fisher’s claim she was denied admission to the University based on … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Approved Ban on Affirmative Action in Public University Admissions

In 2006, Michigan voters amended their constitution to prohibit state and local governmental entities from considering race, or granting race-based preferences, in a wide range of actions and decisions, including admissions to state universities, as well as “the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the ban … Continue Reading

Congressional Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Examine Recent OFCCP Actions

On Wednesday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled, “Examining Recent Actions by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.”  During the hearing, witnesses offered testimony on (1) the effects of the new veteran and disability regulations on workers and employers, and (2) attempts by OFCCP to exert jurisdiction over health … Continue Reading

Dodd-Frank – Affirmative Action Obligations for the Financial Services Industry

In the wake of the financial crisis a few years back, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which focused on an overhaul of federal financial regulations.  What does that have to do with affirmative action and OFCCP?  Well, buried on page 166 of the Act are new obligations imposed on … Continue Reading

OFCCP Posts FAQs on New Veterans and Disability Regulations

On September 24, 2013, OFCCP published the final rules for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The new rules require that employers make substantial changes to their hiring processes and systems within 120 days, or by March 24, 2014.  For more information on these changes, click here.  However, because it is unclear how the Agency will … Continue Reading

OFCCP Sends Proposed Disability Self-Identification Form to OMB

Under OFCCP’s new 503 regulations covering individuals with disabilities, employers must use the prescribed form to be provided by OFCCP to solicit disability status of applicants and employees.  OFCCP has sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.  It can be found here.  OMB must approve this form before OFCCP can require … Continue Reading

More Educational Opportunities about the OFCCP’s New Veterans and Disability Regulations

Over the past few weeks, we provided our initial assessment of the OFCCP’s new disability and veterans regulations.  We also held our first in a series of complimentary webinars to help the employer community better understand their new obligations and the implications for your budgets, staffing and IT systems.  More to come soon in the … Continue Reading

US Supreme Court Addresses Affirmative Action in Higher Ed . . . Sort of

On June 24th the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. – a highly anticipated decision and the court’s most prominent opportunity to address affirmative action in the last decade.  Fisher involves the use of race in the higher education admissions context and experts speculated the Court’s decision may shed light on … Continue Reading

The 2012 ILG Conference in Hawaii: Live-Blog Coverage by Jackson Lewis, LLP

Welcome to the Affirmative Action & OFCCP Law Advisor Blog Where you can: Stay up to date on the latest developments in affirmative action and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Receive analysis and commentary from Jackson Lewis attorneys on all things related to affirmative action and federal contractors The Kick-off We’re kicking-off … Continue Reading