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    Government Compliance - OFCCP: Friend or Foe?
by Ahmed Younies and Jacquelyn Peterson - Oct, 2015
Many employers approach being a federal contractor based on what they read or hear...enforcement, audit, penalties, etc. Ahmed Younies, President and CEO of HR Unlimited, Inc., shares his perspective on how employers should approach being a federal contractor and subcontractor, and it might surprise you. Government Compliance is where you'll hear hot topics about Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Planning, an...
 
    Management Decisions - Moms vs. Dads at Work
by Shirley Engelmeier and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The subject of a gender gap is often discussed, but Tim Muma takes a look at another potential discrepancy between the sexes when they become parents. Joining LJNRadio to examine moms and dads at work is Shirley Engelemeier, CEO of InclusionINC and the author of "Becoming an Inclusive Leader and Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage." Shirley explains the differences found in pay and expectations, and the reason th...
 
    Management Decisions - Myths About Hiring Individuals With Disabilities
by Felicia M. Nurmsen and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities by eliminating barriers to their participation in many aspects of living and working in America, and also prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. However, there are many myths surrounding hiring these individuals. Felicia Nurmsen, President and CEO of Inclusive Workforce St...
 
    Government Compliance - New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds light on this top...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 6, Issue 4
by Local JobNetwork™ - Apr, 2016
Taking the President’s Lead: OFCCP’s Data-Based Approach to Audits by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. and Chris Patrick, Esq. As President Obama’s...
 
  Government Compliance Acronyms and Terms
by Amy Wozniak - Apr, 2016
As a federal contractor, you are likely familiar with many of the acronyms and terms used in government compliance. For instance, you may already know what information can be referenced in the FCCM and be familiar with EEO. Do you also know how to pinpoint your EA? There may be more terminology that you might not be aware of or may want to add to your vocabulary. A list of acronyms and terms that you m...
 
  Taking the President’s Lead: OFCCP’s Data-Based Approach to Audits
by Chris Patrick, Esq. - Apr, 2016
As President Obama’s time in office comes to an end, it is becoming clear that a lasting piece of his legacy will be the blending of technology and government. Starting with his 2008 presidential campaign, which embraced digital tools such as Facebook, text messages, podcasts, and “big data” analytics like no candidate had done in the past, it became clear that President Obama would bring to the table a st...
 
  Taking the President’s Lead: OFCCP’s Data-Based Approach to Audits
by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. - Apr, 2016
As President Obama’s time in office comes to an end, it is becoming clear that a lasting piece of his legacy will be the blending of technology and government. Starting with his 2008 presidential campaign, which embraced digital tools such as Facebook, text messages, podcasts, and “big data” analytics like no candidate had done in the past, it became clear that President Obama would bring to the table a st...
 
  The Evolution of the Tagline at the Bottom of Job Advertisements: The Demise of the Affirmative Action Reference
by Alissa Horvitz, Esq. - Apr, 2016
Decades ago, long before employers used the Internet for recruiting, employers used to advertise job vacancies in the newspaper. The OFCCP knows this because its current sex discrimination guidelines reference the old newspaper way of recruiting. The current version of OFCCP’s regulations state: Advertisement in newspapers and other media for employment must not express a sex preference unless sex is a...
 
  The Evolution of the Tagline at the Bottom of Job Advertisements: The Demise of the Affirmative Action Reference
by Josh Roffman, Esq. - Apr, 2016
Decades ago, long before employers used the Internet for recruiting, employers used to advertise job vacancies in the newspaper. The OFCCP knows this because its current sex discrimination guidelines reference the old newspaper way of recruiting. The current version of OFCCP’s regulations state: Advertisement in newspapers and other media for employment must not express a sex preference unless sex is a...
 
  OFCCP Audits: The Latest Trends and Expectations
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Apr, 2016
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits can be complex, which is why it’s so important federal contractors understand the latest requirements and trends impacting enforcement. Here are some of the latest OFCCP audit trends and expectations you should be aware of: Section 503 and VEVRAA Regulation Enforcement OFCCP is still expecting full compliance to the revisions that were made...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 6, Issue 3
by Local JobNetwork™ - Mar, 2016
Will Your Organization Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave? by Cara Crotty, Esq. On February 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of L...
 
  Executive Order 13672: What It Means For Employers and What Your Organization Should Do to Prepare
by Shafeeqa Giarratani, Esq. - Mar, 2016
On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13672 adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected traits and prohibiting discrimination based on the same. Pursuant to the Order, on December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor announced the final rule that prohibits federal contracts from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Int...
 
  Executive Order 13672: What It Means For Employers and What Your Organization Should Do to Prepare
by Meredith Mills, Esq. - Mar, 2016
On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13672 adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected traits and prohibiting discrimination based on the same. Pursuant to the Order, on December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor announced the final rule that prohibits federal contracts from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Int...
 
  EEOC Releases Proposal to Collect Compensation Data as Part of the Annual EEO-1 Report
by Bill Osterndorf - Mar, 2016
On February 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a notice of its intent to modify the annual EEO-1 report to include compensation data. The proposed collection of compensation data by EEOC has some similarities to a proposal released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in 2015. That proposal by OFCCP would have affected only...
 
  Diversity Management vs. Affirmative Action
by Marilynn L. Schuyler, Esq. - Mar, 2016
Organizations typically distinguish “Diversity Management” from “Affirmative Action.” The perception is that an affirmative action program consists of “compliance in order to conduct business with the federal government,” whereas diversity management “aims to provide tangible benefits.” I think the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) would be surprised...
 
  Will Your Organization Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?
by Cara Crotty, Esq. - Mar, 2016
On February 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published its Proposed Rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. President Obama issued the Executive Order on Labor Day 2015, and the Department of Labor is required to issue final regulations by September 30, 2016. Individuals have 30 days, or until March 28, 2016, to submit comments on this proposal. The admi...
 
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