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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Tesla to Pay $137 Million in Hostile Work Environment Case

A federal jury in California recently awarded a record-breaking $137 million award against electric car maker, Tesla, on accounts that the company did not adequately address racially discriminatory conduct against a former contract employee who is Black.  According to the suit (Diaz v. Tesla Inc., 17-cv-06748, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco)),…
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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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