LGBTQ+ Developments: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

This month commemorates Pride Month. With a new administration firmly in place, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other federal agencies have turned a new focus on LGBTQ+ workplace rights and equality. Here’s a rundown of recent developments. OFCCP commemorates Bostock decision OFCCP recently issued a statement commemorating the first anniversary of…
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EEOC Settles With JBS Swift Over Religious Discrimination Claims

Federal contractors take note of this case International meat processing giant JBS USA LLC, doing business as JBS Swift & Company, recently reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to settle claims that it discriminated against Somalian, Black, and Muslim employees at its Greeley, Colorado plant.  The EEOC’s 2010 lawsuit against…
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What Federal Contractors Need to Know About Employee Background Checks

Many businesses are surprised to hear that conducting criminal background checks on applicants can put you in the crosshairs of anti-discrimination enforcers, like the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which ensures that federal contractors abide by equal employment and other rules. After all, the need to conduct background checks on prospective employees is…
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OFCCP to Require AAP Reporting: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently indicated that it will soon launch a secure web-based interface designed to facilitate the communication of Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data between Federal Contractors and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  As a result, Federal contractors can soon expect to be required to regularly report on their…
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Equal Pay and OFCCP: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

As the new presidential administration settles into office, federal contractors are eagerly looking to decipher the inevitable policy changes that are coming down the pipeline. Among the issues that the administration hopes to tackle, President Biden has expressed his commitment to closing the gender and racial wage gap that currently exists in the United States....
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