The new regulations governing the VEVRAAand Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act, passed by the Department of Labor OFCCP office, are game changers. There is much confusion and many unanswered questions among federal contractors. How does one survive an OFCCP audit in the light of such stringent and sometimes conflicting requirements? To decode and demystify the new rules, Matthew J. Camardella Esq. of Jackson Lewis was at the inaugural compliance conference, hosted by America’s Job Exchange (AJE) in September, to shed some much needed light on the matter. Continue reading →
Actionable Tips to Meet New Record Keeping and Metrics Mandates by the OFCCP
The Federal Register has updated two new rules very recently. One governs regulations for hiring protected veterans (VEVRAA), and another governs the regulations for hiring candidates with disabilities, namely Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act. Both rules go in effect March 24, 2014. These regulations have raised the bar for record keeping and heightened the enforcement of current regulations. These regulations are fairly complex and the requirements are not completely black and white. Naturally, federal contractors and sub contractors have many unanswered questions. Recently, on October 3, 2013, AJE President Rathin Sinha along with Julia Mendez of Poplefluent , conducted a webcast in an effort to make these new regulations and the intricacies of record keeping and analysis more lucid and accessible. Continue reading →
The OFCCP revised the regulations in an effort to strengthen federal contractor obligations and responsibilities with respect to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The OFCCP has announced that contractors may take advantage of a “phased in” compliance schedule. Current contractors with written affirmative action programs (AAP) in place on the effective date of the final rule are not required to comply with the final rules until the start of their next 12-month AAP review and updating cycle. Continue reading →
Hiring a diverse workforce in the competitive world of today goes beyond legal compliance and good faith efforts. The ethnic make-up of America is changing at an increasingly fast rate. In the global work environment of today, a company staffed with a diverse workforce gives an organization that certain edge. Diversity is here to stay. Continue reading →