New Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave in the Works

The New York Times reported that President Obama has drafted an executive order that applies to federal contractors and sub-contractors. It states that any company that does business with the federal government is to issue paid leave to employees. This will benefit workers who are sick, are seeking medical attention or need to care for a … Continue reading New Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave in the Works

New Regulations for OFCCP Compliance Discussed in Highly Attended Webinar

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 … Continue reading New Regulations for OFCCP Compliance Discussed in Highly Attended Webinar

Event Wrap-Up: Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans

  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 … Continue reading Event Wrap-Up: Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans

OFCCP Announces Measures to Strengthen its Ability to Identify and Remedy Contractor Pay Practices

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] According to the Office, this action was taken as a direct measure to improve … Continue reading OFCCP Announces Measures to Strengthen its Ability to Identify and Remedy Contractor Pay Practices

OFCCP Sets Release of Unified Agenda for April 2013

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 … Continue reading OFCCP Sets Release of Unified Agenda for April 2013

Navigating the proposed OFCCP regulations at this year’s National ILG

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 … Continue reading Navigating the proposed OFCCP regulations at this year’s National ILG