| FAQs on Government Compliance - What to Do When the OFCCP Comes Knocking (episode two)
by Carmen Couden, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - Jan, 2013
Expert guest Carmen Couden, Senior Counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, who is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice team representing management, answers your most frequently asked questions about "What to Do When the OFCCP Comes Knocking" at your company's door to conduct a compliance review. FAQs on Government Compliance is where you'll hear frequently asked questions about Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirma...
The OFCCP's Proposed Regulations on Sex Discrimination and What They Mean for Contractors
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Mar, 2015
On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published its proposed rule regarding updates to the current guidelines governing discrimination on the basis of sex. According to the OFCCP, the proposed changes will not actually change existing requirements for federal contractors but will, instead, replace the current sex discrimination guidelines (which have not been updated since they we...
There’s More Than Equal Pay On The Presidential Agenda This Year
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Apr, 2014
Earlier this month, President Obama proclaimed April 8, 2014 to be National Equal Pay Day – the day that indicates how far into 2014 a woman must work in order to earn the same amount that men did in 2013. On the heels of that proclamation, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to propose rules that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit summary data...
Section 503/VEVRAA Final Rules: Your Questions Answered?
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Feb, 2014
With approximately three weeks left until the Section 503/VEVRAA final rules become effective, federal contractors and subcontractors still have many questions regarding the new obligations imposed by the rules and how best to comply with them. As March 24, 2014 approaches, the OFCCP continues to provide guidance regarding implementation of the final rules and to clarify the agency's expectations and plans for enforcement. A...
Revised Memorandum of Understanding Warns Employers About Coordinated Enforcement Efforts of the OFCCP and EEOC
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Apr, 2012
Revised Memorandum of Understanding Warns Employers About Coordinated Enforcement Efforts of the OFCCP and EEOC Much has been written recently about the OFCCP's increased focus on enforcement and its efforts to expand the scope of the obligations with which contractors will be required to comply going forward. However, recent updates to the OFCCP's memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the Equal Employment Opportuni...
OFCCP’s Proposed Scheduling Letter Expands the Scope of Data Requested and Increases the Burden on Contractors
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Nov, 2011
Earlier this year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published a notice of its intent to revise the standard scheduling letter sent to contractors at the start of a compliance review. The proposed changes to the scheduling letter significantly increase the burden on contractors as the OFCCP’s proposed scheduling letter broadens the scope of data required to be supplied by the contractor during...
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