AmeriPride Services, Inc.

AmeriPride Services, Inc., an Aramark Company (“AmeriPride”), a laundry service establishment, will pay $84,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination and $80,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Odessa, TX facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 111 male applicants who applied for Production positions and were not hired. In addition, OFCCP found that the federal contractor discriminated against 159 female employees by paying them less than similarly-situated male employees in Production positions. AmeriPride denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a conciliation agreement. Under the agreement, AmeriPride will also extend job opportunities to 28 male applicants and make salary adjustments, if necessary.

Analysis Group, Inc.

Analysis Group, Inc., a provider of economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to law firms, corporations, and government agencies, will pay $25,848.99 (Compensation) and $384,636.30 (Hiring) back pay and interest to resolve allegations of compensation and hiring discrimination at its Boston, MA facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 10 Hispanic workers employed as Analyst and Senior Analyst by paying them less than comparable white workers, and 417 Asian applicants who applied for Analyst positions and were not hired. Analyst Group, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Analyst Group, Inc. will also extend eight job opportunities. Additionally, the company will train all managers, supervisors, and other personnel involved in making compensation decisions for Analysts on all new and revised policies, procedures, and programs.

Bank of America

Bank of America, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Charlotte, North Carolina will pay $4.2 million to resolve alleged hiring discrimination violations found at Bank of America locations in Pennington, New Jersey; Jacksonville, Florida; Kennesaw, Georgia; and Texas branches in Addison, Fort Worth and Plano. Compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 3032 black, 4 Hispanics, and 2106 females applicants who applied for registered phone representative, client service representative, customer service and sales specialist II, mortgage underwriter (internal and external), and telephone sales associate positions and were not hired. Bank of America denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Dell Technologies, Inc.

Dell Technologies, Inc., an information technology company, will pay $7 million in back wages, interest, and benefits, to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at multiple facilities in Massachusetts, California, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 5,475 Asian, Black, Hispanic, White, and Female employees in several facilities by paying them less in salary. Under the agreement, Dell Technologies, Inc. will also assure that all employees are afforded equal employment opportunities.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (hereinafter Goldman Sachs), a global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, will pay $9,995,000.00 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its New York, NY facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 604 Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Female employees in multiple positions in the Equities, non-revenue Finance, Fixed Income Currency and Commodities, Global Investment Research, Investment Management, Investment Banking, Legal, Operations, and Technology Divisions. Goldman Sachs denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. Under the Agreement, Goldman Sachs will also provide the following important nonmonetary relief: 1) contracting with an outside professional consultant to analyze its employees’ total compensation; 2) taking reasonable steps, including but not limited to adjustments to compensation, coaching, mentoring, or alternative job assignments, to address unexplained compensation disparities identified in the future; 3) increasing the corporate-wide pipeline of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities into roles that have historically been a platform to more senior roles with more revenue-generating potential or leadership opportunities; 4) providing manager effectiveness training on how to manage a diverse team and ensure/maintain an inclusive work environment; 5) sponsoring programs targeted to the financial services industry intended to generate and publicize innovative programs concerning attracting and developing the talents of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities; 6) increasing the enrollment in apprenticeship and internship programs of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities; and 7) distributing to all employees its internal harassment and discrimination policy and complaint procedure. Goldman Sachs will provide annual reports documenting its actions to OFCCP for five years.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center

NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service, 450-bed academic teaching hospital in Brooklyn, NY, will pay $120,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at this facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 82 African American applicants who applied for the Patient Service Associate position. NYU Lutheran Medical Center denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a conciliation agreement. Under the agreement, NYU Lutheran Medical Center will also extend two job opportunities for Patient Service Associate positions.

Valero Refining-New Orleans, LLC and Valero Services, Inc.

Valero Refining-New Orleans, LLC and Valero Services, Inc. (“Valero”), an oil refinery, will pay $362,500 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Norco, LA facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 265 African American, 34 Hispanic, 5 Asian, and 3 American Indian applicants who applied for Operator Trainee positions and were not hired. Valero denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a conciliation agreement. Under the agreement, Valero will also extend seven job opportunities to interested applicants.