Due to high demand for more information into the industry trends of the topics of Human Resources, Labor Relations, Department of Labor regulations and compliance expectations, America’s Job Exchange has gone monthly with its educational webinars.
This September we chose to tackle OFCCP audits. We know they exist. We assist our customers through them weekly… but how is one organization selected over another? What takes place during these investigations? Is there any way to prepare, ahead of time, for an audit? If you have visions of a meltdown dancing in your head, knee-deep in a pile of paperwork…we can save yourself the rise in blood pressure. We teamed up with our trusted partners at Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates (PMP). They are based in New York and have been committed to providing full-service, strategic guidance on all facets of employer/employee relationships and providing guidance through the numerous laws and regulations that pertain to labor relations and human resource. Continue reading →
The unemployment rate of working age individuals with disabilities and the percentage of working age individuals with disabilities that are not in the labor force remain significantly higher than for those without disabilities. For this reason, The Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) for the first time since 1970 has strengthened Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This is an important step toward reducing barriers to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The Section 503 new regulations are right around the corner and take effect March 24, 2014! AJE is coordinating with OFCCP experts to educate federal contractors on the new changes.
Are you ready for the new regulations? DO you understand the intricacies and demands of the new regulations and what do you need to know to comply? Continue reading →
While half of the nation was under a thick blanket of snow and many schools and offices remained closed on February 5, almost 500 HR and compliance professionals called in to the highly anticipated webinar hosted by AJE President Rathin Sinha and Ahmed Younies, President of HR Unlimited. As the new regulations related to affirmative action and improvement of hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities go in to effect on March 24, the interest is very high to learn about the details of the changes and roadmap for implementation. The attendees were not disappointed. Both Ahmed and Rathin are industry leaders in their respective areas and they were not holding back to share their perspective and expertise. “This was a great webinar” exclaimed Pamela Headsten who was in attendance for her organization attendees in a note to Rathin “ I have been studying and researching this area aggressively for months now, and this was the single best source of information I have found yet. Thank you for doing this. Keep it up”. Continue reading →
Recent conference on OFCCP compliance, hosted by America’s Job Exchange (AJE), in Waltham, Massachusetts, was a huge success and critical compliance related information and strategies were shared by industry leading speakers. One such speaker was Misty Glorioso, Senior Consultant, Berkshire Associates Inc.
Berkshire Associates Inc. is a leading human resource consulting and technology firm specializing in affirmative action, applicant management, compensation management, diversity and professional training. Its senior consultant Misty Glorioso, spoke on understanding the applicant management obligations of federal contractors at the Waltham conference. The three main considerations of such employers are: Continue reading →
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 →