Gender Pay Gap

PAY DISPARITY Part I: Gender Pay Gap – The Simple Truth

36 years ago, as a new single female attorney working for a large corporation, I learned that I was being paid 10% less than my male counterpart, “because he had a family to support”. My married female colleague was being paid 15% less than our male counterpart “because she lived in a 2-income household and…
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HR preparing for a recession

HR’s Responsibility and Compliance Obligations in a Recession

The possibility of a recession on the horizon and the inevitability of one eventually has many businesses and their employees worried. During extended financial instability, sales drop, jobs disappear, and productivity decreases because people are preoccupied with their personal finances. Customers spend less and companies have less revenue to invest, therefore people are less likely…
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OFCCP Portal: Certifying Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) Ends June 30th

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) officially launched its new contractor portal for Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) verification on February 1, 2022. As a result, federal contractors who meet jurisdictional thresholds must now register for the portal and: Annually certify that they have a current AAP and are in compliance with OFCCP affirmative…
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First OFCCP Monetary Conciliation of FY 2022: $1.175 Million in Backpay

Are you overlooking the hidden costs of compliance missteps in your government contracts?   As the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) first monetary conciliation agreement of Fiscal Year 2022 illustrates, federal contractors can pay a hefty price for failing to meet their equal hiring and compensation obligations.   Here’s what you need to…
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