The Equal Pay Act at 58 Years

June 10th marked the 58th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which made it illegal for employers to pay women less than men for substantially equal work. Still, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently remarked in commemorating the anniversary, although the nation has made progress, “equal pay is not yet a reality.”  Indeed, women in…
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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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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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