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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OFCCP Director Highlights Universities’ Equal Pay Missteps

Federal contracts are lucrative but come with their share of burdensome compliance obligations. Among others, these include equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements that are enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Universities and colleges that provide contract services, like research, for the federal government are no exception to these requirements….
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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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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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