The Cost of Discrimination In Employment

On February 26, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a breakdown of the 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. According to the report, the agency secured $439.2 million for victims of discrimination in the private sector, state, and local government workplaces. These payments were secured through both…
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Google Settles Systemic Discrimination: A Learning Experience

The Department of Labor recently announced that Google LLC will pay more than $3.8 million to resolve allegations of systemic hiring and compensation discrimination at its California and Washington State locations. How did Google discriminate? In a routine compliance evaluation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), compliance officers discovered differences in hiring…
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Biden Installs Ex-EEOC Chief to Head the OFCCP

On December 3, 2020, We, the Board of Directors at the AAAED, met with Jenny Yang, with the DOL Biden-Harris Transition Team to provide her the current status at the OFCCP and some controversial EO 1395. Ms. Yang, who chaired the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for several years during the Obama administration, has been…
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EEOC Settles Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit with Performance Food Group for $5 Million

As a federal contractor, navigating the mountain of federal contract compliance requirements can be costly, time-consuming and causing negative publicity. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigations and audits can be even costlier. And if you end up on the wrong side of one, penalties, remediation…
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OFCCP Updates Employment Resource Referral Directory: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

As a federal contractor, ensuring compliance with federal mandates is no easy job. And with diversity top-of-mind, contractors today can’t afford the reputational risk of overlooking their affirmative action obligations, especially their outreach efforts. As many of us know, the Department of Labor – Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) enforces EO 11246, Section…
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