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The OFCCP’s “pocket card” may unintentionally light a litigation fuse.

Government contractors and subcontractors have one more thing of which to be aware when it comes to accommodating disabled individuals. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, has created a new “Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation” pocket card. According to the OFCCP’s official announcement, the card “helps applicants, … Continue Reading

OFCCP positions itself as primary agency for investigation of complaints based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

In its own words, the purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is to: “enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.” The OFCCP is part of the Department of … Continue Reading

Employment Law Carnival – The A to Z List

Law Partners Maria Danaher, Editor of Employment Law Matters, and Mary Wright, Guest Blogger (both of Ogletree Deakins), offer up this month’s Employment Law Carnival. Here is our A to Z list of legal pickings from around the ‘Net.   is for the ADA Eric B. Meyer, The Employer Handbook, The Firefighter Afraid of Fighting … Continue Reading

What’s open (Mount Rushmore) and what’s closed (the IRS, e-Verify, and the OFCCP). Here’s the latest information.

Well, at least Mount Rushmore is open again, along with the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.  But for most of the Administrative Agencies related to labor and employment, things haven’t gotten much better since last week, and the deadlock in D.C. continues.  Here’s the latest information available: Department of Labor (DOL) • Only 2,954 out … Continue Reading

The OFCCP’s “7% Solution” becomes effective.

According to its own website, the primary responsibility of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), is to: “enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.”  In furtherance … Continue Reading

OFCCP directive specifies calculations for back pay relief in discrimination cases against federal contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a new directive entitled “Calculating Back Pay as a Part of Make-Whole Relief for Victims of Employment Discrimination” (“Directive”). The Directive addresses the two distinct models for calculating back pay relief – formula relief and individual relief – and indicates when … Continue Reading

OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive: The Agency’s Continued Search for Systemic–or Any–Discrimination in Compensation

Originally published at Ogletree Deakins (http://www.ogletreedeakins.com) on April 15, 2013, and written by Leigh Nason and Dara DeHaven. An extended version of this article can be found here. After a relatively quiet 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hit the ground running in 2013. In a second major announcement this year, OFCCP … Continue Reading
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