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It was a great meeting yesterday at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV), with just over 35 employers in attendance for the ‘Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans’ hosted by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and America’s Job Exchange (AJE). Continue reading →
As of February 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced it will rescind two guidelines restricting its ability to investigate pay discrimination, specifically its ”Compensation Standards” and “Voluntary Guidelines,” initially implemented in 2006. [i] Continue reading →
Federal contractors and subcontractors long-awaiting finalized regulations of the OFCCP’s Unified Agenda can set April 2013 on their calendars. The OFCCP’s Unified Agenda will outline aggressive new rules and regulations in the coming year, increasing the enforcement of equal employment opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities with respect to hiring, worker retention, and data collection. The proposed rulemaking would amend the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions; consequently upping affirmative action requirements. Continue reading →
The 30th annual National ILG Conference and Expo opened last week with an exciting show filled with music, drums, and of course, the ‘Hula’ at the Hilton Waikoloa in the big island, and followed through for the next few days with a long list of speakers and presenters in workshops, presentations, speeches and panel discussions covering a broad range of issues and questions that are at the top of the mind for every practitioner in the HR and recruitment compliance field. Continue reading →