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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Pay Equity Best Practices: Learning from the Cisco Case

On March 16, the United States Department of Labor announced it had reached a settlement with networking hardware company Cisco Systems Inc. to resolve allegations of pay discrimination.  As part of an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement (ERCA) with DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $2,000,000 in lost…
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LexisNexis Pay Discrimination Identified in OFCCP Investigations

LexisNexis Risk Solutions will pay over $1.2 million in back pay and interest and provide additional relief to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against women at its facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Boca Raton, Florida. LexisNexis provides computer-assisted legal and business research and risk management services. During fiscal years 2015 and 2016, the company…
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Steering Clear of the OFCCP in Your Hiring and Pay Practices

The OFCCP promised to focus on ensuring pay equity by federal contractors. Not only has it delivered, but it has gone at least one step further, in a very creative, innovative and proactive approach. Starting at least as far back as late 2013 the OFCCP began rooting out contractors that engage in steering practices. No,…
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