U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

As discussed in last week’s Fox Workplace Watch Alert, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its largest pay equity recovery to date – a $5 million settlement of gender and racial pay discrimination claims it brought against State Street Corporation after a six-year investigation into the financial services firm’s compensation practices. 

Back in February, our Labor and Employment Department issued a Client Alert regarding efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to revise and update employer responsibilities on  Form EEO-1, a longstanding joint information collection of EEOC and the U.S. Department of  Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”).  Currently, the form seeks from

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Our partner, Patrick Murphy, is co-hosting a one-hour prime time television special on the Triumph Games which will air at 7 pm on CBS Sports tomorrow night.  Another of our

17674277_sPrivate employers with 100 or more employees must file an EEO-1 Report each year.  This year’s deadline for filing is September 30, 2014.

The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 report is the web-based online filing system, which can be accessed at the EEOC’s website here.

The EEO-1 report requires covered employers to set

14982166_sThe Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it has reached a settlement with Lincoln Electric, Inc. on behalf of 5557 black workers who the OFCCP alleges were discriminatorily not hired.  In addition to paying $1 million, the company has agreed to offer entry-level jobs to 48 members of the class as the

The Department of Labor announced that it had reached a $3 million settlement with two FedEx Corp. subsidiaries to address discriminatory hiring practices.  The settlement also requires FedEx to change its hiring practices and provide anti-discrimination training.

As we have noted in several prior posts, the OFCCP is ramping up its enforcement efforts.  This is

On December 9, 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would set an "aspirational" goal for federal contractors’ to employ more people with disabilities.  Under the proposed rule, the goal would be that people with disabilities would make up 7% of a federal contractors’ and sub-contractors’ workforce.

Where’s the beef?  Or in this case, the defense to a charge of discriminatory hiring.  Caviness Beef Packers Ltd. is likely asking itself that very question.

A mere month after announcing a $2 million dollar settlement was reached between the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Tyson Foods, the OFCCP announces a $600,000

Tyson Foods recently entered into a $2.25 million settlement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") after the OFCCP alleged that Tyson discriminated against at least 1650 female applicants. 

Tyson continues to deny any wrongdoing, which is not unusual in a case.  What is slightly unusual in this case, is that the